New York State Attorney General Letitia James. 

New York State Attorney General Letitia James.  Credit: Sipa USA via AP/Lev Radin

New York State Attorney General Letitia James' office is investigating the death of a Hempstead man who was struck in Oceanside by a vehicle driven by an off-duty NYPD officer.

The Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation is investigating the death of Adrian Wilburne, 53, the agency said in a statement on Monday.  Authorities have not identified the officer.

State law requires OSI to review deaths that may have been caused by on-duty and off-duty police officers, correction officers and other peace officers. If the review indicates the officer caused the death, OSI will conduct a full investigation.

Nassau police said Wilburne was crossing Merrick Road near Oceanside Road early Saturday when he was struck by a 2020 Honda Accord heading east. Nassau police did not initially identify the driver, who remained on the scene, as an off-duty NYPD officer.

The NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Wilburne suffered severe trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:09 a.m. by a Nassau police medic, officials said.

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