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Pedestrian struck and killed on Sunrise Highway in Islip Terrace, police say

A vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian on Sunrise Highway in Islip Terrace early Saturday morning, Suffolk County police said. 

Julio Resto, 32, of Rhode Island, was trying to cross the westbound lanes of the highway west of Connetquot Avenue when a 2002 Toyota struck him about 4:45 a.m., police said. Resto was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, Francis Scheyder, 54, of Bohemia, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for evaluation, police said.

The crash investigation had closed all lanes of Sunrise Highway in both directions for hours Saturday morning, police said. Authorities closed the westbound lanes just after the crash, then all lanes in both directions about 5:30 a.m. The highway was reopened shortly before 10 a.m.

The Toyota was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352.

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