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Pedestrian struck, killed in Hempstead hit-and-run, police say

The corner of Westbury Boulevard and Commander Avenue

The corner of Westbury Boulevard and Commander Avenue in Hempstead where a pedestrian was fatally struck, police said. Credit: Howard Schnapp

A vehicle struck and killed a woman in Hempstead before the driver fled Monday night, police said.

Maureen Benjamin, 56, of Hempstead, was walking near Westbury Boulevard and Commander Avenue when she was struck at 6:40 p.m., Nassau County police said in a news release Tuesday.

Benjamin suffered multiple injuries and was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The unknown vehicle left the scene, police said. The homicide squad is investigating the crash. 

Detectives asked anyone with information to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477.

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