Melville Pedestrian Hit, Killed on Long Island Expressway

A 52-year-old man was fatally struck by a tractor trailer while walking along the Long Island Expressway in his hometown of Melville on Wednesday night.

Suffolk County police said Stephen Puleo was walking westbound west of Exit 49 when he was hit by a U.S. Postal Service truck at 10:30 p.m.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, 62-year-old Russell A. Davenport of Northport Davenport, was not injured.

A safety check of the tractor trailer was conducted at the scene.

Second Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 631-854-8252. All calls will be kept confidential.

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