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ID Released For Man Struck, Killed Along With Dog After Being Hit By Jeep On Long Island

Merrick Road near Forrest Avenue in Massapequa.
Merrick Road near Forrest Avenue in Massapequa. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

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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