The Homicide Squad is investigating a Fatal Vehicular Accident involving a pedestrian that occurred in Lawrence on Thursday, November 08, 2018 at 1:48 pm.
According to detectives, a 34 year old male pedestrian was struck while walking on Central Avenue by a 2016 Freightliner traveling north on the Nassau Expressway driven by a 37 year old male. The victim was crossing the Nassau Expressway (Route 878) from west to east when he was struck. The victim suffered severe body trauma and was transported to a local hospital for treatment in a Hatzolah ambulance. The victim was later pronounced deceased by hospital staff. The victim’s identification is not being released at this time pending family notification. The investigation is ongoing.
Details by: D/Lt Fitzpatrick/Homicide Squad 11/08/18/1745/8348
The Homicide Squad reports the above victim has been identified as Naftali Rhodes, 34, of Far Rockaway.
Details by: D/LT Fitzpatrick/Homicide Sqd 11/09/18/1020/8812