Shirley Man Struck, Killed by 2 Cars

A 59-year-old man was fatally hit by two cars while crossing a road in his hometown of Shirley man on New Year’s Eve.

Suffolk County police said William Martin was walking in the westbound lanes of Montauk Highway when he was struck by a westbound Dodge Caliber and a westbound Mercury Sable near Bonny Drive at 5:20 p.m.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The two drivers were neither injured nor charged.

Seventh Squad detectives impounded both vehicles and are continuing the investigation.

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