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Pedestrian struck and killed in Northport, Suffolk police say

Police investigate Sunday after a car struck and

Police investigate Sunday after a car struck and killed a pedestrian near Fort Salonga Road and Layne Way in Northport. Photo Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk County police detectives are investigating the death of a man who was hit and killed Sunday by a motorist in Northport.

James Cherry of Northport was driving a 2016 Subaru east on Fort Salonga Road, or Route 25A, at Layne Way when his car struck the victim as he stepped off the sidewalk and attempted to cross Fort Salonga Road at about 11:45 a.m., police reported. Police identified the victim Sunday afternoon as Peter Carroll, 68, of Northport.

Carroll was taken by Northport Rescue to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Cherry, 27, was not injured. His vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Cherry does not face criminal charges as a result of the crash, police said.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

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