Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash In Lake Grove

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed an unidentified pedestrian in Lake Grove early this morning.

Brian T. Bianchi, 49, of Lake Grove, was standing in the turning lane on Middle Country Road at Hawkins Avenue in Lake Grove at 1:40 a.m. August 14, when he was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

The victim is described as a white man, between 30 and 40 years old and was wearing a Luxor baseball hat and shorts.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash or have information about the identity of the victim to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.