A Town of Oyster Bay sanitation worker died tragically Monday morning after a car struck him in Oyster Bay, Nassau County police said.

Detectives said 45-year-old Steven Giacobello had just finished emptying trash containers into the truck’s compactor on West Main Street just after 7 a.m. when he was struck by a 2007 BMW being driven by a 25-year-old Bayville woman.

Giacobello was walking along the driver’s side of the truck when he was struck, police said.

The Westbury resident was transported to a local hospital with severe head trauma but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, police said.

Investigators performed a brake and safety check on the BMW at the scene.

Police said no charges are pending against the woman.


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