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Pedestrian Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver While Walking Along Long Island Expressway Near Lefrak City

Exit 19 on the Long Island Expressway (Google Maps)

Sept. 28, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run collision early Monday morning as he walked along the Long Island Expressway near Lefrak City.

The man, who has yet to be identified, was walking within the westbound lanes of the busy expressway near the Queens Boulevard/Woodhaven Boulevard exit (Exit 19) when he was struck by a driver in a passing vehicle around 5:13 a.m., police said.

Police officers responded to a 911 call about the collision and found the adult man lying on the roadway unconscious and unresponsive with severe body trauma. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.

The driver did not stop at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing as officers work to identify the victim.

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Ali abdalla

5.13. In the morning That mess be Dark and fog And who will Walk at this time in the route And what happen to look to the right look through the Lyft and watch out. Well that was very sad

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somedude

dont think it would be difficult to id the driver.

going that rate of speed and hitting a person would cause severe damage to the front end of the vehicle. could check w/ local body shops that have taken in recent damaged cars without a police report.

in fairness to the driver, unlikely that anyone would expect a person to be walking along the highway (in the lanes maybe?) at 5am in low visibility. bad move to flee the scene though.

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