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NY Man Hit by Three Cars Dies; One Driver Flees Scene: Police

The two other drivers who hit the man stayed at the scene, Suffolk County police said

What to Know

  • A 35-year-old pedestrian died after three different drivers hit him on Long Island Friday evening, one of whom fled the scene, police said
  • The driver who fled the scene hit the man on Hawthorne Avenue, near Storey Avenue, around 6:35 p.m., according to police
  • Two other cars then hit the man, police said. Both drivers stayed at the scene

A 35-year-old pedestrian died after three different drivers hit him on Long Island, one of whom fled the scene, police said. 

The first driver hit the man, identified by police as Terrance Tuffini, of Central Islip, on Hawthorne Avenue, near Storey Avenue, around 6:35 p.m. on Friday before fleeing the scene, Suffolk County police said. 

Tuffini was then hit by two other cars, according to police. Both drivers stayed at the scene. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The driver who fled the scene hadn’t been arrested as of Saturday morning. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Major Case Unit detectives at 631-852-6553.

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