Man killed on Nesconset Highway

Man killed on Nesconset Highway

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A pedestrian was killed on Nesconset Highway on Wednesday night while trying to cross the busy roadway.

The Suffolk County Police Department said the man was crossing from the median to the north side of Route 347 at the intersection with Browns Road in Nesconset at the time of the crash. A 2000 Jeep Cherokee, which had been going west on the road, crashed into the pedestrian shortly after 9 p.m.

Police did not identify the man, who was pronounced dead at Stony Brook University Hospital, pending notification of his family.

The Jeep’s driver, a 23-year-old Bay Shore man, was not hurt, police said. That vehicle was impounded for a safety check.