A pedestrian died Thursday after a vehicle struck him on Sunrise Highway in North Amityville, Suffolk County police

The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition after he was hit about 2:40 p.m. in the eastbound lanes, police said, and was later pronounced dead. The driver stayed at the scene, police said.

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The identity of the victim was not released.

Both directions of Sunrise were closed for a few hours between Bayview Avenue and Great Neck Road as First Precinct detectives and crime scene investigators gathered evidence, police said.