Pedestrian killed in East Patchogue

Suffolk County police investigate after Jose Fuentes, 39,

Suffolk County police investigate after Jose Fuentes, 39, was fatally struck by the white 2005 Nissan Maxima Sunday night as he crossed East Main Street near Conklin Avenue. (Feb. 17, 2013) (Credit: Stringer News Service)

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday night as he crossed an East Patchogue street, Suffolk County police said.

Jose R. Fuentes, 39, of East Patchogue, was walking across East Main Street near Conklin Avenue around 8 p.m. when the eastbound car hit him, police said.

North Patchogue Fire Department Rescue took him to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead, police said.


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The driver, Jeremiah Day, 25, of Wyandanch, was not injured.

His car, a 2005 Nissan Maxima, was impounded for a safety check and Fifth Squad detectives are investigating the circumstances.

Detectives ask anyone with information about the accident to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

Anonymous crime tips are also accepted by phone at 800-220-TIPS; by text (type "SCPD" and details of the crime) to 274637 (CRIMES); or online at tipsubmit.com. All responses will be kept confidential.

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