Patchogue Man Fatally Hit by 4 Cars; 2 Fled

A 64-year-old man was fatally hit by four vehicles while crossing a street in his hometown of Patchogue over the weekend—and two drivers fled the scene, Suffolk County police said.

The pedestrian was crossing Route 112 when he was hit by a northbound Toyota 4Runner near the corner of Old Medford Road at 3 a.m. Saturday, police said. Three other vehicles then hit the victim, two of which fled the scene, police said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was not immediately available. The two drivers that stopped were not injured.

Investigators believe the other two vehicles to be a dark-colored 2015 Hyundai Elantra and a 2000 to 2007 white or light-colored Ford Taurus.

Vehicular Crime Unit detectives impounded the vehicles that stopped and ask anyone with information about the crash or to call them at 631-852-6555 or Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS

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