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Pedestrian killed in Long Island Expressway collision, Nassau police say

Nassau County police investigate after a pedestrian was

Nassau County police investigate after a pedestrian was struck on the westbound Long Island Expressway in Jericho Tuesday night. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A Lake Ronkonkoma man walking in the High-Occupancy Vehicle lane of the westbound Long Island Expressway was struck by a car and killed Tuesday night in Jericho, Nassau County police said.

Police said the man was struck near Exit 41, Route 106-107, at about 8:50 p.m. He was later identified by police as Sayem Shahrier, 24.

It was not immediately clear why Shahrier was in the road. Police said he died at the scene as the result of "multiple-trauma injuries."

Police said the victim was struck by a westbound 2020 Nissan Sentra driven by a 67-year-old man and said the driver was not injured and remained at the scene. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check, then was released to the driver.

The investigation is continuing.

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