Cops: Halesite man hit, killed by car

Suffolk County detectives at the scene of a Suffolk County detectives at the scene of a fatal accident on New York Avenue in Halesite late Thursday evening, April 17, 2014. A Halesite man was struck and killed by a car as he walked along that road, Suffolk County police said. Photo Credit: Christopher Sabella

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A Halesite man was struck and killed by a car Thursday night as he walked along New York Avenue, Suffolk County police said.

Jose Lucero, 28, was walking north in the traffic lane on New York Avenue in Halesite at about 9:35 p.m. when he was hit by a 2013 Honda Accord, police said.

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The driver, Frances Reynoso, 21, of Halesite, also was traveling north on the roadway at the time of the accident, police said.

Lucero was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, police said.

Reynoso was not injured.

His car was impounded for a safety check and, police said, detectives are investigating.

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Anyone with information can call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252. All calls will be kept confidential.

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