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BRENTWOOD / Pedestrian fatally struck

A 42-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a sport utility vehicle as he crossed the Long Island Expressway south service road in Brentwood, Suffolk police said.

Rosalio Ventura Guzman was pronounced dead at the scene on Express Drive South, near Washington Avenue, not far from his home, police said. Police said Guzman was struck by an eastbound 2004 Ford Explorer driven by Alex Herrera, 18, of Brentwood, about 11 p.m. Sunday.

Herrera was not injured.

Police impounded the vehicle for a safety check. Herrera was not charged.

Police said the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the accident is being asked to contact Third Squad detectives at 631-854-8352 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

-- JOHN VALENTI

BAY SHORE / Man hit by car critical

A Levittown man was critically injured when he was struck by a car as he crossed Union Boulevard in Bay Shore, police said.

James Walker, 26, was struck by the westbound 2000 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Danielle Sireci, 22, of West Islip, as he crossed Union at Windsor Avenue at 9:05 p.m. Sunday, Suffolk police said. Sireci was not injured.

Walker was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore in critical condition, police said.

Sireci was not charged.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the accident to call Third Squad detectives at 631-854-8352 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

-- JOHN VALENTI

WANTAGH / Slain parkway driver ID'd

State Police on Monday identified the driver in a one-car fatal crash on the Wantagh State Parkway in Wantagh, according to a news release.

Zachary Avanzato, 23, of Bellmore, died after his 1972 Chevrolet Impala left the southbound lane of the parkway, north of Sunrise Highway, and struck a tree about 6:22 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Police have not determined a reason for the crash and said "for unknown reasons" the car "entered the center median shoulder and struck a tree."

Avanzato was pronounced dead at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow shortly after the crash, police said.

-- GARY DYMSKI

SOUTHAMPTON / Police probe teen's attack

Southampton Town Police on Sunday began investigating an attack on a 16-year-old East Hampton boy who was beaten and stabbed after leaving a party in Bridgehampton.

The teenager, whose name was being withheld, was attacked near Scuttlehole Road and was listed in stable condition at Southampton Hospital. Police are asking anyone with information about the attack to call detectives at 631-728-5000.

-- ZACHARY R. DOWDY

SOUTHAMPTON / Group home targeted

A Southampton woman was arrested and charged with petty larceny after, police said, she stole about $400 from several residents of a group home where she worked.

Nicole S. Leggon, 28, former house manager at the Aid to the Developmentally Disabled home in North Hampton, was arrested on Friday and charged with the Class A misdemeanor, Southampton Town police said. Each of the victims has been reimbursed for their losses, police said, adding that the arrest was the result of a monthlong investigation.

-- ZACHARY R. DOWDY

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