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Man hit, killed while crossing Westbury road, police say

Nassau County police investigate a fatal motor vehicle

Nassau County police investigate a fatal motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Salisbury Park Drive and Old Country Road in Westbury, police said. Credit: Paul Mazza

A 21-year-old man trying to cross Old Country Road in Westbury was struck and killed by a motorist late Wednesday, Nassau County police said Thursday.

The victim, identified as Diego Salazar Tavares of Jackson Heights was on foot just east of Holy Rood Cemetery near at Salisbury Park Drive when struck by a 2014 Kia driven by a 26-year-old man who was not named by police.

The driver, who was not injured, remained at the scene and his car was tested by police and returned to him.

Tavares suffered multiple trauma injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he died Thursday.

Police said the investigation continues.


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