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Cops: Lindenhurst man hit, killed crossing street

Suffolk police at the scene of a fatal

Suffolk police at the scene of a fatal accident on West Hoffman Avenue in Lindenhurst. A woman driving a Lexus SUV hit and killed a pedestrian there Thursday evening, police said. (Dec. 12, 2013) Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

Suffolk County police are investigating a Thursday crash that killed a man crossing the Lindenhurst street on which he lived.

Xu Jingeng was attempting to cross West Hoffman Avenue, between South Broadway and South Fourth Street, at about 6:30 p.m. when he was hit by a westbound 2006 Lexus sport utility vehicle driven by Agnieszka Chelchowski, police said.

Jingeng, 48, of Lindenhurst, was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.

Chelchowski, 34, of Lindenhurst, remained at the scene; she was not injured, police said.

Her car was impounded for a safety check, and the investigation is continuing, according to police.

Anyone with information can call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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