A 75-year-old woman was fatally struck by a car while walking along Sunrise Highway in Massapequa on Friday night.

Nassau County police said the victim was walking in the eastbound lane of Route 27 west of Hicksville Road when she was struck by an eastbound Honda Accord at 9:30 p.m., police said.

The victim, Grace Rinaldi of East Meadow, was pronounced dead at a local hospital less than an hour later.

Seventh Squad detectives conducted a brake test on the vehicle and do not suspect any criminality.



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