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Police: Pedestrian killed by pickup truck in Riverhead

A 47-year-old Levittown woman was struck by a

A 47-year-old Levittown woman was struck by a pickup truck and killed late Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Riverhead, police said. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service / AJ Ryan

A 47-year-old Levittown woman was struck by a pickup truck and killed late Sunday in Riverhead, police said.

April L. Varela was crossing Old Country Road at Kroemer Avenue, headed north to south, when she was struck by the westbound Chevrolet pickup at 11:30 p.m., State Police said. The location is east of the Tanger outlet center and another shopping mall across from Riverhead Raceway.

The driver, Michael G. Kitz, 25, of Wading River, remained at the scene and tried to render first aid. Kitz was not charged.

Police said Varela suffered head injuries and was transported to the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, where she was pronounced dead.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the accident to call them at 631-756-3300.

CORRECTION: The victim’s last name was incorrect in a previous version of this story because of incorrect information provided by State Police.

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