Police at the scene where a 77-year-old woman was fatally struck by...

Police at the scene where a 77-year-old woman was fatally struck by two vehicles while crossing Merrick Road in Freeport on Saturday night. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A 77-year-old woman was killed after she was struck by a pair of vehicles while crossing Merrick Road in Freeport on Saturday night, the second fatality on a Long Island roadway this weekend, police said.

The woman, whose name has not yet been disclosed by police, was crossing near South Main Street at 8:25 p.m. when she was first struck by a 2018 Honda Accord traveling east on Merrick Road, according to Nassau County police. A 2020 Dodge Durango headed south on Main Street then also struck the pedestrian, police said.

The woman suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital, according to police.

Both drivers remained on scene and no criminal charges were filed, police said.

There have been at least eight fatal crashes on Long Island since the beginning of May, including four involving pedestrian deaths, according to local police departments.

There have been at least 14 pedestrian deaths on Long Island roadways so far in 2024, according to police. There were 28 reported pedestrian fatalities at this time last year.

A woman was killed in West Islip earlier Saturday while riding as a passenger in a 2023 Infiniti Q50 when the driver lost control and sideswiped another car, Suffolk County police said.

The woman, who has not yet been identified by police, was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip.

A second passenger was seriously injured in that crash, which occurred at 2:25 a.m. on Union Boulevard, east of Route 231, according to a news release.

Emergency responders treated the driver of the Infiniti and two more passengers for minor injuries and police said the driver and passenger of the other car, a Hyundai Sonata, were not injured.

The roadway remained closed for more than 12 hours following that crash, police said.

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