Copiague Man Fatally Hit by Vehicle

A 32-year-old man was fatally struck by a vehicle in his hometown of Copiague over the weekend.

Suffolk County police said Benjamin Zuniga was hit by a vehicle on Oak Street near the corner of Great Neck Road at 1:25 a.m. Sunday.

The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver, who stayed at the scene, was not charged.

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