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Man fatally struck by car on Sunrise Highway in Oakdale

A man crossing Sunrise Highway on foot Sunday afternoon was struck by a car and killed, Suffolk police said. The man was crossing Sunrise Highway near Connetquot Avenue when he was struck in the left lane on the eastbound side by a 2017 Audi, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Credit: James Carbone

A Lindenhurst man crossing Sunrise Highway on foot Sunday afternoon was struck by a car and killed, Suffolk County police said. 

Matthew Donadeo, 25, was crossing Sunrise Highway near Connetquot Avenue when he was struck in the left lane on the eastbound side by a 2017 Audi at 12:07 p.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Audi, a woman, was alone in her car and not injured.

Police identified Donadeo on Tuesday. 

Police did not explain why Donadeo was crossing the busy roadway in rainy conditions. Shortly after the crash, police closed all eastbound lanes at Exit 47, for Pond Road South, the department said in a tweet at about 12:20 p.m. 

A few minutes later, the westbound lanes were closed just east of Connetquot Avenue as well, police said.

The roadway was reopened to traffic by 3:50 p.m., police said in an email message. 

The Bohemia Fire Department received a call for a crash in the area about 12:10 p.m. but police canceled the call before they arrived, assistant chief Scott Thompson said. 

The Audi was impounded for safety checks. 

With James Carbone

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