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Cops looking for a hit-and-run driver in fatal accident

Suffolk County police perform an investigation at the

Suffolk County police perform an investigation at the scene where a pedestrian was struck and killed on New York Avenue in Huntington Station in what police called a hit-and-run. (Jan. 1, 2011) Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

Second Squad detectives are looking for the driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Huntington Station Sunday night and then fled the scene, Suffolk County police said.

Cesar Gudiel of Columbia Street in Huntington Station, was "walking in the roadway along New York Avenue near East 21st Street at approximately 7:35 p.m." when he was hit by a car traveling north on New York Avenue, police said.

After hitting Gudiel, the driver continued north on New York Avenue, police said. The car is a white sedan with New York plates and possibly a rear spoiler.

Gudiel was taken to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477 or the Second Squad a 631-854-8252. All calls will be kept confidential.

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