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Pedestrian hit, killed on Northern State

New York State Police investigate a fatal accident

New York State Police investigate a fatal accident involving a female pedestrian on the Northern State Parkway in Commack. Note: The object in the background on the right is a bag. (Jan. 16, 2013) Credit: James Carbone

A Coram woman was struck and killed by a car on the Northern State Parkway on Wednesday morning in Commack, State Police said.

Police identified her Wednesday night as Sheila L. Robinson, 50, of 9 Country Club Rd., according to Senior Investigator Thomas Hughes of the Major Crimes Unit of Troop L.

State police spokesman Frank Bandiero said the accident, which occurred at 6:11 a.m. between Exits 42 and 43 on the westbound roadway, remains under investigation.

It is not clear why Robinson was on the parkway, he said.

The driver of the Volkswagen Passat, the first car to strike Robinson, left the scene but was later found, police said. Two other vehicles also hit her, he said. No charges were filed.

The accident closed the road between the two exits for several hours, police said.

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