Deadly hit-and-run crash in Copiague

June 13, 2010 8:24:40 PM PDT
Suffolk County police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a 27-year-old pedestrian on Sunday.

Natalio Mosso was walking with his cousin, Bernardo Mosso, southwest on Dixon Avenue toward Great Neck Road in Copiague when police said a black Toyota sedan that was also travelling southwest on Dixon Avenue jumped the curb and struck Natalio Mosso.

The accident happened at approximately 3:40 p.m. Mosso, of Copiague, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, who did not stop after striking the pedestrian, made a left turn on Bethpage Road, abandoned the sedan and fled on foot.

The vehicle, a black 1997 Toyota Avalon, was impounded and the investigation is continuing.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the First Squad at 631-584-8152 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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