Port Washington woman struck and killed by truck in crosswalk

advertisement | advertise on newsday

A Port Washington woman crossing a local street died Monday after being struck by a box truck, Nassau police said Tuesday.

Sandra Samuels, 75, was inside a marked crosswalk on Waterview Drive near Soundview Drive when the truck hit her about 8:15 a.m. Monday, police said.

She was taken by the Port Washington Fire Department to North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital in Manhasset, where she was pronounced dead at 12:13 p.m., police said.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

The truck driver, 30, stayed at the scene, police said, and no apparent criminality was found by homicide detectives.

Detectives released the truck, a 2015 model, after testing the brakes, but the investigation continues, police said.

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!


Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: