State and local police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday afternoon on Hathaway Road in Dartmouth.

A spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney says a 74 year old man was struck by a car and killed around 2:30pm in the vicinity of 57 Hathaway Road.  No names have been released.

D-A spokesman Greg Miliote says the driver of the car did stop, and an investigation has now begun.

A section of the road was closed and traffic was backed up for a time while the State Police Accident Reconstruction Team investigated the incident.