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Pedestrian killed when hit by truck crossing Lawrence street

Police at the scene of the crash on

Police at the scene of the crash on Central Avenue in Lawrence on Thursday. Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

A man crossing a street in Lawrence died after being hit by a truck Thursday, Nassau police said.

Naftali Rhodes, 34, of Far Rockaway, was walking on Nassau Expressway about 1:45 p.m. when a northbound Freightliner truck driven by a 37-year-old man struck him near Central Avenue, police said. 

Rhodes was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Homicide detectives are investigating the death.

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