Copiague Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Car

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A 52-year-old pedestrian was fatally hit by a car in his hometown of Copiague on Thursday night.

Suffolk County police said Constantino Tejada was pushing a shopping cart along Sunrise Highway when he was hit by a westbound Toyota Camry at the corner of Bethpage Road at 9:15 p.m.

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

The 18-year-old driver was not injured and received a summons for violation of learner’s permit restriction.

First Squad detectives impounded the car and are continuing the investigation.