North Merrick Parkway Pedestrian Fatally Hit

A 56-year-old Shirley man was fatally hit by a minivan while walking on the Southern State Parkway in North Merrick on Monday morning.

New York State police said Peter Perri was walking in the roadway when he was hit by an eastbound Honda Odyssey near exit 23 for Meadowbrook Road shortly after 6 a.m.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, who was note charged, was treated for minor injuries at Nassau University Medical Center.

The eastbound lanes of the parkway was closed for hours while investigators were on the scene. Troopers are continuing the investigation and ask any witnesses to call them 631-756-3300.