UPDATE: Investigators are saying there was no criminal involvement on the part of a 21-year-old driver who struck and killed a pedestrian on Route 25A in Wading River early Sunday.
No arrest or tickets have been issued, said Suffolk County police Sergeant Steven Guyer.
Mr. Feinberg had been driving to his Shoreham home after dropping off a friend in Wading River at the time of the crash, Sgt. Guyer said.
He said the pedestrian who died, Nicholas Pieloch, 20, of Rocky Point, and two other people had been walking from Randall Road and just made a right onto Route 25A when the accident happened.
Mr. Pieloch was the only person hit, Sgt. Guyer said. He died at the scene.
STORY: A 20-year-old Rocky Point man has been identified as the person struck and killed by an SUV on Route 25A in Wading River early Sunday, police said.
Nicholas Pieloch died at the scene after he was hit by a 2001 Ford Explorer driven Jesse Feinberg, 21, was traveling westbound on Route 25A, just west of Randall Road, Suffolk County police said.
After striking Mr. Pieloch, the vehicle then crossed over the eastbound lane and hit a tree before overturning. Route 25A was closed in both directions for an investigation and didn’t open until about 9:45 a.m., police said.
Mr. Feinberg, of Shoreham, was not injured in the crash.
A nearby resident said about one accident a month occurs where Route 25A meets Randall Road, which leads to a large residential area.
“That is a very dangerous corner,” said Frank Vaughan, who’s lived on Randall Road for three decades. “We’ve been trying to get a traffic light for years.”
Police are asking anyone with information to call (631) 852-8752.