An 84-year-old man was fatally struck by a tractor trailer while crossing a road in his hometown of Rockville Centre on Thursday morning.

Nassau County police said Juan Galdos was walking southbound across Merrick Road at the corner of Oceanside Road when he was hit by an eastbound Peterbilt shortly before noon.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The 59-year-old man driving the truck was not charged.

First Squad detectives found no apparent criminality but the investigation is continuing.

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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.