A pedestrian killed Friday night when he was struck by a minivan has been identified as a Connecticut resident.
Port Chester police said today that Israel Valdez, last known to have lived in Norwalk, died of severe head injuries and blood loss after being struck by a van on Westchester Avenue.
Valdez and a 19-year-old Port Chester man, Freddy Alvales, apparently stepped into traffic from between cars just before 10 p.m., police Capt. John Telesca said. The men were between Pearl and Poningo streets.
Alvales was taken to Westchester Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Valdez was pronounced dead at Greenwich Hospital.
The 65-year-old driver of the minivan, a Port Chester man, will probably not be charged, Telesca said. The county team that investigates fatal accidents has not issued its report, but Telesca said he anticipates the incident will be deemed an unfortunate accident.
A large, angry crowd gathered Friday at the scene, upset that a man had died, Telesca said. No one was arrested, he said.