The Homicide Squad reports the details of a fatal auto accident involving a pedestrian that occurred on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:51 p.m. in Massapequa.
According to Detectives, while attempting to cross Merrick Road southbound, a 30-year-old male pedestrian and his dog were struck by a 2003 Jeep that was travelling westbound on Merrick Road. The accident occurred just west of Forrest Avenue. The operator of the Jeep, a male, 72, remained at scene. As a result of the collision the pedestrian suffered multiple trauma injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Nassau County Police Medic. The victim’s dog was also fatally struck. No other injuries were reported. There is no apparent criminality at this time.
The victim’s identity is being withheld at this time.
Details by: Det. Lt/Fitzpatrick/Homicide Squad 04/09/21/1000/8812
D/Lt. Fitzpatrick/Homicide Sqd. 04/13/21/1340/7990
The above listed victim has been identified as Matthew Elder, 30, of Massapequa.