Cops: Riverhead woman was the driver in fatal LIE pedestrian accident

12/11/2013 10:59 AM |
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An unidentified Riverhead woman was the driver involved in a fatal pedestrian accident in Holtsville on the Long Island Expressway Tuesday night, Suffolk County police said in a press release.

Ryan Marshall, 24, of Coram was driving a 2005 Honda CRV eastbound on the LIE when his vehicle ran out of gas between exits 62 and 63, police said.

He was walking across the eastbound lanes when he was struck by a 2006 Ford minivan heading east in the HOV lane at about 7:50 p.m., officials said.

“It appears that [Mr. Marshall] may have been trying to cross the expressway to get to a Suffolk County Highway Patrol officer that was stopped on the expressway’s center median,” police said in a statement.

Mr. Marshall was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, police said.

Police described the driver of the Ford as a 55-year-old woman who works for DSS. She was not injured and remained at the scene after the accident, officials said. No other details about the driver were immediately available.

The Ford was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing, police said.