That’s according to Springfield Police Captain Cheryl Clapprood. She says they were notified of the accident just before 8:00 tonight.
The unidentified pedestrian is a Springfield man in his 50′s. He was in the area of 33 Plainfield Street when the pickup struck him.
Captain Clapprood says the man was transported from the scene to Baystate Medical Center. He has since passed away from the injuries he sustained in the accident.
Police report the driver of the vehicle did remain on scene and they have taken the driver’s statement down. Officers also spoke with witnesses on scene.
No word yet if the driver will face any charges as police continue to investigate the incident.
The area was blocked off to traffic while crews worked to clear the scene.