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Pedestrian struck and killed on Cross Island Parkway: Police

Cars drive on the Cross Island Parkway, where police say an unidentified man was hit and killed. Photo by Christina Santucci
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A man was fatally struck by an SUV on the Cross Island Parkway in Bellerose Saturday morning, the NYPD said.

A 69-year-old man had been driving a 2011 Ford Expedition on the highway at Union Turnpike at about 7 a.m. when the vehicle struck the pedestrian, authorities said.

The unidentified man was taken to North Shore-Long Island Jewish Healthcare System, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The NYPD’s Highway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad was investigating the man’s death, the NYPD said.

Reach managing editor Christina Santucci by e-mail at by phone at 718-260-4589.

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Maybe it was suicide. Suicidal deer ran in front of my truck and I plowed it. Why me?
Jan. 19, 10:13 am

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