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Cops: Pedestrian killed on Route 58 Sunday night in Riverhead

03/20/2017 10:09 AM |

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 58 late Sunday night in Riverhead, according to New York State Police.

The victim was identified as 47-year-old April Valera of Levittown, police said. The crash occurred at the intersection of Kroemer Avenue and Route 58, police said.

Ms. Valera suffered a serious head injury and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead, police said. No criminality is suspected.

A preliminary investigation revealed the woman was crossing south on Route 58 when a westbound pickup truck struck her, police said. The driver, who was not identified, remained at the scene and rendered first-aid, police said.

State police are asking anyone who many have witnessed the collision to call 631-756-3300.

Riverhead Town Police Chief David Hegermiller said the state police handle accident reconstructions, but he not did not specify further why state police are leading the investigation.

Investigators on scene at the Route 58 crash. (Credit: Stringer News)

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