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Police: Riverhead Woman Strikes Man Who Ran Out of Gas, Was Killed Crossing LIE

Ryan Marshall, 24, may have been trying to reach a police officer when he was struck and killed in Holtsville, police say.

A Riverhead woman was driving the minivan that struck and killed a 24-year-old Coram man after his car ran out of gas and he attempted to cross the Long Island Expressway on foot, police said. 

Ryan Marshall was driving a 2005 Honda CRV eastbound on the LIE when his vehicle ran out of gas between exits 62 and 63 in Holtsville, police said. 

Marshall was attempting to cross the eastbound lanes when he was struck by a Suffolk County Department of Social Services (DSS) 2006 Ford minivan that was traveling east in the HOV lane around 7:50 p.m., police said. 

"It appears that Marshall may have been trying to cross the expressway to get to a Suffolk County Highway Patrol officer that was stopped on the expressway’s center median," police said. 

Marshall was pronounced dead the scene. The driver of the Ford, a 55-year-old female from Riverhead who works for DSS, was not injured and remained at the scene. Police did not release her name. 

The Ford was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing, police said. 

Debra Peters (Debbie Hernandez) December 12, 2013 at 08:39 AM
This is very sad! There have been too many accidents like this one. PLEASE stay in your car and call 911. If you don't have a cell phone somone will eventually stop to help you. We all act on impulse at times, but we need to think about the consequences first. I will say a prayer for his family and friends. I will pray for the driver, too.

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