UPDATE: Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Car in Wading River

Police say Wading River resident was pronounced dead at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

A male pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in Wading River on Thursday evening has died, police said.

Wading River resident John W. Hyte, 52, died after being struck by a car driven by Riverhead resident Anthony Simonetti, Jr., 71, police said.

According to Riverhead police, a call came in at 5:51 p.m. about an accident that took place in Wading River at Route 25A near Little Leaf Court.

A 2002 Subaru driven by Simonetti Jr. was traveling eastbound on Route 25A when he struck Hyte, a pedestrian who was in the eastbound lane, police said.

Hyte sustained serious injuries and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment, at which time he was pronounced dead.

Police said no arrests were made.

The investigation is ongoing. Police ask that any witnesses to the accident call the Riverhead Town Police Department detective division, 631-727-4500 ext. 326.


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