Police looking for driver who struck, killed pedestrian on Long Island Expressway


RONKONKOMA, LONG ISLAND – Authorities on Long Island are trying to track down the driver responsible for a fatal hit-and-run incident on Dec. 5.

According to a report by Newsday, the victim was 61-year-old Robert Twiford of Melville.  He was killed in a collision on the Long Island Expressway in Ronkonkoma at about 8 p.m.

Investigators said Twiford parked his vehicle in the eastbound off ramp of the LIE at Exit 60 and was in the lane of travel when he was struck by another vehicle.  He was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Suffolk County Police said the driver who struck Twiford left the scene but then stopped on Garrity Avenue, where he used a flashlight to check his vehicle.

Police have released surveillance video of the driver and the car, which was believed to be a 2015 to 2018 Ford Focus hatchback that was light-colored and possibly gray.  Police are also offering a cash reward for any information that leads them to the suspect.

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