Man in wheelchair fatally struck by pickup truck while crossing street

Wheelchair crash
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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A pickup truck fatally struck a man in a wheelchair attempting to cross the street Monday night on Long Island, Suffolk County police said.

The crash occurred at 8:40 p.m., in North Patchogue while the 62-year-old man in the wheelchair crossed Waverly Avenue, about 200 feet south of Gateway Boulevard, authorities said.

The victim was hit by a 2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Santiago Diaz, 45, of Central Islip, officials said.

Diaz remained on scene of the crash.. Officials impounded the pickup a safety check.

He was taken to Long Island Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not released the identity of victim.

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