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Pedestrian fatally struck by SUV in Patchogue, Suffolk police say

Suffolk County police investigate the scene on Route

Suffolk County police investigate the scene on Route 112 in Patchogue, where a pedestrian was struck and killed on Sunday. Credit: Dennis Berger

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV early Sunday in Patchogue while trying to cross Route 112, Suffolk police said.

Jose Chicas-Diaz, 34, of Patchogue, was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Just before 5 a.m. Sunday,  Chicas-Diaz was struck by a 2016 Ford Explorer as it headed south on Route 112 near Taber Avenue, police said.

The driver was identified as Segundo Tacuri, 58, of East Hampton, police said. 

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

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