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Suffolk County Police - Headquarters
Sunday January 20th, 2019 :: 04:25 p.m. EST


Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash

Suffolk County Police Major Case detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian early this morning.


Mahendra Punai fell in the roadway and was struck by a 1999 Lexus that was traveling southbound on Wheeler Road near Janice Lane at approximately 2:05 a.m.


Punai, 28, of 8749 129th Street, Richmond Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


The driver of the Lexus, Amanda Ibarra, 19, of Central Islip, was not injured. 


Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Major Case at 631-852-6553 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

Suffolk County Police - Headquarters
30 Yaphank Ave
Yaphank, NY 11980

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 631-852-2677

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