Cops: Pedestrian struck, killed by taxi

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A man walking in West Hempstead early Thanksgiving morning was killed when struck by a taxi, Nassau County police said.

Johnny Bonilla, 22, was walking in the roadway on Hempstead Avenue, south of Oakford Street, at 2:05 a.m. when he was hit by a 2004 Dodge Caravan, police said.

Bonilla was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Caravan was traveling north on Hempstead Avenue and detectives reported "no apparent criminality at this time," according to a news release.

The male driver passed a breath-analyzer test at the scene, and his vehicle was impounded for a safety inspection, police said.

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