Update: Pedestrian Dies After Hit-and-Run

update: Suffolk County police said Thursday that Amilar Velasquez has died.


A man was hit by a car and critically injured early Sunday morning on West Hills Road, Suffolk County police said.

Amilar Velasquez was walking on the northbound shoulder in front of 32 West Hills Road when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene at 12:13 a.m.

Velasquez, 37, of Huntington Station, was transported to Huntington Hospital in critical condition.

Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating.  Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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