The victim, identified as 42-year-old Daniel Fanuele, was walking on Lakeland Avenue when he was struck at around 8:52 p.m., Suffolk County Police said today. The car fled in an unknown direction and police found the victim lying in the southbound lane of Lakeland Avenue, law enforcement said.
Police later identified the car involved as a 1997 to 2000 Toyota Camry -- likely blue-green in color. Police also said the car might have damage to the front grill and bumper.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this crash to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.