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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in Ronkonkoma, police said

Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that happened

Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that happened around 12:20 a.m. Friday at Richmond Boulevard near Rosevale Avenue in Ronkonkoma. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash in Ronkonkoma.

Christopher Grassia, 46, of Ronkonkoma, was struck by a vehicle, believed to be a blue Dodge Ram pickup truck, that was traveling north on Rosevale Avenue, near Richmond Boulevard, Suffolk County police said in a news release.

Police said the crash occurred sometime between Thursday around 7:20 p.m., and Friday at 12:20 a.m.

A passerby found Grassia’s body and called 911 around 12:20 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the office of the Suffolk County medical examiner, police said.

Police said the blue Dodge Ram pickup truck may have damaged its front end when it struck Grassia.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information regarding this crash to call them at 631-852-6555 or call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

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