A 27-year-old man was struck and killed while walking on the side of a road in his hometown of West Islip early Saturday morning.

Suffolk County police said Christopher Campoverde was driving a Ford pickup truck eastbound in the right lane of Sunrise Highway when his truck struck Gregory Wilson at 5 a.m.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Campoverde, 28, of Selden, was not injured.

Third Squad detectives impounded the truck for a safety check, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to contact them at 631-854-8352.


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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.