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Patchogue pedestrian likely hit by Ford truck, Suffolk cops say

Suffolk County police respond to East Main Street

Suffolk County police respond to East Main Street in downtown Patchogue, where a pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street Jan. 2, 2017. Police said the vehicle involved was likely a Ford F-150 pickup. Credit: Christopher Sabella

Suffolk County police said they now think the vehicle that struck and seriously injured a pedestrian in downtown Patchogue earlier this month was a white Ford F-150 pickup, model year 2004 to 2008.

The westbound pickup did not stop after hitting the man as he crossed East Main Street near Bay Avenue about 11:20 p.m. on Jan. 2, Suffolk County police said Wednesday.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information can reach Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477.

The victim was seriously injured and remains hospitalized, officials said.

There was damage to the driver’s front side of the pickup, officials said.

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