NORTH PATCHOGUE, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in North Patchogue early Sunday morning, police announced.
According to police, a man was walking on North Ocean Avenue, just south of Roe Boulevard, when he was struck by a motor vehicle that fled the scene. Police said the incident happened at about 3:55 a.m.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
By mid-afternoon Sunday, police said the victim has been identified as Marco Castro, 32, of Patchogue.
Detectives ask anyone with information on the crash to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.