Local Republican leader struck, killed by car

November 6, 2019

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A local political leader in Connecticut has died after being struck by a car on Election Night.

John Deeb was the chairman of the Manchester Republican Town Committee. Police say he was struck by the car near the party’s headquarters at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities say the driver stropped and cooperated with police.

Witnesses say the 75-year-old Deeb was hit when he went to pick up some papers that had fallen onto the street. They say it appeared Deeb was taking clipboards to the Republican headquarters for people to mark down results at the polls.

Deeb had been a Republican leader in Manchester for nearly two decades. He was not a candidate for any office.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.