A 65-year-old Hewlett man died after being struck in Hempstead by two vehicles, one of which fled the scene on Monday, Nassau County police said.

John Santopolo was walking across Peninsula Boulevard at the corner of South Franklin Avenue when he was hit by an eastbound Honda Crossover that stopped at 6:20 p.m., police said. The victim was knocked into the roadway, where he was struck by the hit-and-run driver, police said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver who stopped was treated for pain and passed sobriety tests, police said.

There is no description available at this time for the vehicle that left the scene.

Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crash to call 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous

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