Franklin Square Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead

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.