New Cassel Man Fatally Hit by Van

A 30-year-old man was fatally struck by a van while walking across a street in his hometown of New Cassel.

Nassau County police said Reynaldo Flores-Grande was walking westbound across State Street in the crosswalk when he was hit by an eastbound Ford Econonline that was turning left from Prospect Avenue at 11:33 p.m. Saturday.

The pedestrian was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide Squad detectives tested the van’s brakes, which were functioning.