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SUV Strikes, Kills Person Walking On Sunrise Highway

Sunrise Highway in East Patchogue
Sunrise Highway in East Patchogue Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A person was fatally struck by an SUV while walking on a stretch of Sunrise Highway (Route 27).

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes near Hospital Road in East Patchogue at about 5 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, the Suffolk County Police Department said.

SCPD said a 53-year-old Hampton Bays man was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse and struck 62-year-old Juliann McSweeney, of East Patchogue, who was walking in the left lane.

McSweeney was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report. 

The driver and his four passengers were not injured, police said.

Detectives asked anyone with information about the crash to call police at 631-854-8552. 

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