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Pedestrian fatally struck on Sunrise Highway in Wantagh, police say

Nassau County police at the crash scene on

Nassau County police at the crash scene on Sunrise Highway in Wantagh early Sunday. Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

A pedestrian was killed crossing Sunrise Highway in Wantagh late Saturday night, Nassau County police said.

Police said Holario Perez, 60, of Bellmore, attempted to cross the highway at 11:57 p.m. when he was struck by a westbound 2014 Chevrolet near Wantagh Avenue.

Perez suffered multiple trauma injuries and was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said in a news release.

The driver, a 21-year-old man, remained at the scene, police said. The vehicle had adequate braking ability, a test showed. The investigation is ongoing.

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