Pedestrian Killed in Commack

A man walking on Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack was struck and killed Wednesday night by a car, Suffolk County police said.

Julio Monteiro, 63, was walking south on Veterans Memorial Highway, east of Jericho Turnpike, when he was struck by a westbound 2015 Kia Soul, at 10:39 p.m. Monteiro, of Valley Stream, was taken to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, where he was pronounced dead.

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating. The driver of the Kia, Kristina Frenger, 41, of East Northport, was not injured.

The Kia was impounded for a safety check. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.

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