Services today for man struck and killed

02/11/2013 3:01 PM |
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Wading River Fire Department volunteers stand near debris at the scene of  Thursday night's crash.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Wading River Fire Department volunteers stand near debris at the scene of Thursday night’s crash.

Update: Services have been scheduled for John Hyte, 52,  of Wading River, who was struck by a car and killled on Route 25A Thursday evening.

A visitation is being held at 2 to 4 p.m. and again at 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, at Alexander-Tuthill Funeral home at 6447 Route 25A in Wading River, with a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Internment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

Mr. Hyte, 52, was struck by a green Subaru Outback driven eastbound by Anthony Simonetti, 71, of Riverhead at the intersection of Route 25A and Littleleaf Court in Wading River about 5:50 p.m. last Thursday, police said.

Mr. Hyte was walking in the eastbound travel lane at the time he was struck, police said. No charges were filed.

John Hyte

Wading River firefighters and ambulance volunteers transported Mr. Hyte to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Wading River Fire Department originally planned to set up a landing zone to have a Suffolk County police helicopter airlift Mr. Hyte, but a medic at the scene decided to take him by ground to the hospital, according to officials at the scene.

Police closed Route 25A in both directions as they investigated the accident, police said.

Any witnesses to the crash are being asked to call detectives at 727-4500 ext. 326.

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