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Man struck, killed crossing road

A man was killed Saturday night when he was struck while crossing Horseblock Road in Farmingville, Suffolk County police said.

The pedestrian, who was not identified, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead. Police described the victim as being in his 50s, 5-foot-6 with a dark mustache.

William Merced, 29, of Medford, was driving a 2005 Hyundai east on Horseblock Road when his vehicle struck the pedestrian who was crossing Horseblock Road near North Ocean Avenue about 9:20 p.m., police said.

Merced was not injured and no charges have been filed, police said. The vehicle was impounded for a safety inspection. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

---- Lisa Irizarry


Police investigate vehicle fires

Suffolk County police are investigating the cause of early morning fires Sunday that destroyed two cars parked at a residence in Babylon.

According to a police report, authorities received a call at 3:45 a.m. reporting that a car parked in the driveway of a West Main Street home and another on the street were fully engulfed in flames.

There were no injuries.

Both cars were destroyed and the fires were extinguished by the Babylon Fire Department, police said. The vehicles -- a Ford Windstar and a Volkswagen Passat -- were owned by the homeowner.

The fires were being investigated and the causes of the blazes were unknown.

There were no further details available.

---- Lisa Irizarry

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