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Plant nursery worker hit, killed by box truck in East Moriches, police say

Julia Molina, who worked for Kurt Weiss Greenhouses,

Julia Molina, who worked for Kurt Weiss Greenhouses, was struck by a box truck Wednesday as it was backing up, police said. Photo Credit: LiHotShots/LiHotShots

A plant nursery employee was killed Wednesday when a box truck hit her as it was backing up in East Moriches, Suffolk police said.

Julia Molina, 49, who worked for Kurt Weiss Greenhouses, was struck about 11 a.m. by the truck as it was driven by a fellow employee on the north service road of Sunrise Highway by Chapman Boulevard, police said. The collision occurred next to property owned by the nursery, police said.

Molina, of Mastic, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The unidentified driver stayed at the scene, where police conducted a safety check of the truck, officials said.

Homicide detectives are investigating, police said, and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was also notified.

Officials at the nursery, based in Center Moriches, could not be reached Wednesday.

CORRECTION

A female plant nursery employee was struck and killed by a box truck in East Moriches on Wednesday. An earlier version of this story was incorrect.

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