The identity has been released of a man killed, along with his dog, after both were hit by a Jeep on a busy Long Island roadway.
It happened around 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 in Massapequa.
While attempting to cross Merrick Road southbound, the 30-year-old man, now identified as Matthew Elder, of Massapequa, and the dog were struck by a 2003 Jeep that was traveling westbound on Merrick Road, Nassau County Police said.
The crash occurred just west of Forrest Avenue.
The operator of the Jeep, a 72-year-old man, remained at the scene, according to police.
As a result of the collision, Elder suffered multiple trauma injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by a Nassau County Police Medic, said police.
No other injuries were reported. There is no apparent criminality at this time.
This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
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