Cops: Lindenhurst man hit, killed crossing street

Suffolk police at the scene of a fatal

Suffolk police at the scene of a fatal accident on West Hoffman Avenue in Lindenhurst. A woman driving a Lexus SUV hit and killed a pedestrian there Thursday evening, police said. (Dec. 12, 2013) (Credit: Paul Mazza)

Suffolk County police are investigating a Thursday crash that killed a man crossing the Lindenhurst street on which he lived.

Xu Jingeng was attempting to cross West Hoffman Avenue, between South Broadway and South Fourth Street, at about 6:30 p.m. when he was hit by a westbound 2006 Lexus sport utility vehicle driven by Agnieszka Chelchowski, police said.

Jingeng, 48, of Lindenhurst, was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.


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Chelchowski, 34, of Lindenhurst, remained at the scene; she was not injured, police said.

Her car was impounded for a safety check, and the investigation is continuing, according to police.

Anyone with information can call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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