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Port Washington woman struck and killed by truck in crosswalk

A Port Washington woman crossing a local street died Monday after being struck by a box truck, Nassau police said Tuesday.

Sandra Samuels, 75, was inside a marked crosswalk on Waterview Drive near Soundview Drive when the truck hit her about 8:15 a.m. Monday, police said.

She was taken by the Port Washington Fire Department to North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital in Manhasset, where she was pronounced dead at 12:13 p.m., police said.

The truck driver, 30, stayed at the scene, police said, and no apparent criminality was found by homicide detectives.

Detectives released the truck, a 2015 model, after testing the brakes, but the investigation continues, police said.

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