An 80-year-old man was fatally struck by an Optimum truck in Franklin Square over the weekend.

Nassau County police said the victim was crossing Hempstead Turnpike between Ribbon Street and Fendale Avenue when he was hit by an eastbound Chevrolet van at 6:40 p.m.

The victim’s identity was not released. The 43-year-old man behind the wheel was not charged.

Detectives impounded the van and the road was closed for several hours while investigators were on the scene.


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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.