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Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in Westbury, police say

Police at the crash scene on Old Country

Police at the crash scene on Old Country Road in Westbury on Thursday night. Photo Credit: John Scalesi

A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle on Old Country Road in Westbury on Thursday night, Nassau County police said.

The 57-year-old man was crossing the road from south to north at Evelyn Avenue about 8:20 p.m., police said in a news release. A westbound 2009 Nissan driven by a 43-year-old man struck the pedestrian, causing severe body trauma. 

The pedestrian was transported in a police ambulance to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His identity was not released pending family notification.

The vehicle was safety- and brake-tested at the scene. The Homicide Squad is investigating, police said.

Authorities closed westbound Old Country Road between Evelyn and Rockaway avenues to investigate the crash from 9 p.m. to 12:24 a.m., according to traffic advisories.

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