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March 01. 2014 2:53PM

Pedestrian killed in Peterborough identified as local man

At the scene of a fatal traffic accident on Route 202 Friday night, Peterborough Police Capt. Ernest Belletete stands ready to redirect traffic through the South Meadow School parking lot. (Meghan Pierce/Union Leader Correspondent)

PETERBOROUGH - Police have identified the pedestrian struck and kill by a vehicle on Route 202/Hancock Road Friday night.

Michael J. Dugrenier, 51, of Peterborough, was pronounced dead at the scene, Police Chief Scott Guinard said in press release Saturday afternoon.

The driver of the vehicle Peter P. Blais, 34, of Concord, was driving northbound along Hancock Road in the area of Pheasant Road when his vehicle struck Dugrenier, Guinard said.

The exact cause of the accident is not known at this time and remains under investigation by the Peterborough Police Department and the New Hampshire State Police Technical Accident Reconstruction Team.

Route 202 in front of South Meadow South was closed for about four hours Friday night as investigators reconstructed the scene. The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m.

"That particular area is dark at that hour," Guinard Friday night.

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