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Oyster Bay Man Killed by Hit-and-run Driver

A hit-and-run driver killed a 28-year-old Oyster Bay man who allegedly crashed a stolen truck on the Southern State Parkway in Roosevelt early Thursday morning, New York State police said.

Rick Munoz was walked into the eastbound lanes of the parkway when he was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene—and several other vehicles that also fled—just east of Exit 21 for Nassau Road at 1:46 a.m., police said.

Moments before being hit, the victim was erratically driving a box truck that was reported stolen in New York City, and crashed the truck into a guardrail before walking away, police said.

Munoz’ passenger, 27-year-old Joel Padilla of the Bronx, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property.

Troopers ask anyone with information that could assist with this investigation to call them at 631-756-3300.

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