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Police: Elmont car wash worker fatally struck by car

An employee of an Elmont car wash was killed Saturday when a car suddenly accelerated and struck the man, knocking him against a wall, police said.

Eduardo Sosa, 53, of Elmont, was taken to a hospital, where he died, according to a Nassau County Police Department news release.

The male driver pulled up to the rear entrance of Empire Car Wash on Hempstead Turnpike at 8:05 a.m. and sped up. Police are investigating the incident and at this time believe it was an accident, a police department spokesman said.

A representative of the car wash could not be reached for comment.

Last month, a worker at a suburban Detroit car wash was struck and killed and another employee was injured by a pickup truck exiting the business’s automated car wash area.

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