A 39-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck by a car in his hometown of East Patchogue on Sunday night.

Suffolk County police said Jose R. Fuentes was crossing East Main Street at the corner of Conklin Avenue when he was struck by an eastbound Nissan Maxima at 8 p.m.

The victim was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead.

The driver, 25-year-old Jeremiah Day of Wyandanch, was not injured. His car was impounded for a safety check.

Fifth Squad detectives are investigating the circumstances of the crash and ask anyone with information about this case to contact them at 631-854-8552.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.