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Vehicle seized in fatal hit-run

A commercial vehicle was impounded after a pedestrian was killed Thursday morning in a suspected hit-and-run in Lake Success, Nassau County police said.

The victim, a 74-year-old woman, was found on the sidewalk of Lakeville Road near Farm Lane at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, police said in a news release Friday. She "appeared to be struck by a vehicle and was in cardiac arrest," the release said.

She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:18 a.m.

Police said a witness gave them a license plate number and description of a commercial vehicle that possibly struck the victim.

Lake Success police were able to stop the vehicle described by the witness "a short distance away on East Shore Road," the release said. "It was determined that the commercial vehicle was involved."

Police did not provide any more information on the commercial vehicle other than it was impounded.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All information will be kept confidential.


Road repairs to detour traffic

Motorists traveling east overnight on Sunrise Highway will have to use alternate routes between Brentwood Road and Connetquot Avenue in Islip Town starting Monday, according to state officials.

All main travel lanes will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights. The closures will be in effect until Memorial Day, weather permitting, due to concrete repairs and preventive maintenance work, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Suffolk police are advising motorists to use alternate routes the weekend of April 11 and 12 at the McConnell Avenue and Oakwood Road crossings.

The crossings between Snedecor and Gillette avenues will also see closures that weekend, as well as the weekends of April 18 and 19, and April 25 and 26.


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