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2 female pedestrians struck in separate crashes, police say

Suffolk County police crime scene investigators photograph the

Suffolk County police crime scene investigators photograph the area on Moffitt Boulevard, near Brentwood Road, where a woman was struck by a vehicle in Bay Shore on Monday morning, police said. Credit: James Carbone

A 74-year-old woman was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle in a hit and run in Bay Shore on Monday morning,  police said, while in Nassau a 79-year-old woman was struck and killed in a Sunday night crash.

Mary Barbato of Bay Shore was walking on Moffitt Boulevard, near Brentwood Road, about 6:15 a.m. when she was struck in the hit-and-run crash, police said in statement. Barbato was listed in critical condition at Southside Hospital, officials said.

“Detectives believe the vehicle may be a red SUV with possible front-end damage. The driver fled westbound on Moffitt Boulevard and southbound on Brentwood Road,” Suffolk police said.

Detectives on Wednesday released a photo of the red SUV involved in the crash.

Anyone with information is urged to call Third Squad detectives at 631-854-8352, or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

In Manhasset, Sunday at 8:05 p.m. a 79-year-old female pedestrian was struck and suffered multiple injuries as she tried to cross Plandome Road, from east to west, Nassau police said. She was hit by a 2018 Toyota going northbound in the vicinity of Park Avenue, police said, and the driver, also a 79-year-old woman, remained at the scene.

Nassau police did not release the name of either the pedestrian or the driver. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead at 11:52 p.m. by a hospital physician, police said.

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