EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Police on Long Island say a man has died after he walked behind a moving tractor-trailer and was struck.

Newsday reports the fatal crash happened around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday in East Meadow in Nassau County. Police say the truck operator had just finished making a delivery when he struck the 89-year-old man from Merrick.

The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not released the identity of the victim.

An investigation continues.


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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