Cops: Fatal Car Crash in Halesite

Police are seeking the public's help in this investigation.

Suffolk County Police are investigating a car crash that killed a pedestrian Thursday evening in Halesite.

Jose Lucero, 28, was walking northbound in the traffic lane on New York Avenue when he was struck by a 2013 Honda Accord, driven by Frances Reynoso, who was also traveling northbound on New York Avenue at 9:35 p.m.

Lucero, of New York Avenue, Halesite, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Reynoso, 21, of Halesite, was not injured.

The car was impounded for a safety check. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact police at 631-854-8252.  
CAPICU April 19, 2014 at 04:35 PM
Chrissy F...I'm with you on that .The police department needs to enforce Jaywalking Laws.The area in Huntington Station you mention is an area just waiting for another accident to happen.Often you find drunk man standing in the middle of the road and people running across the street showing no regard for their safety and others. Police and Fire department only show up to clean up the carnage after the accident,but no enforcement of the jaywalking laws is ever enforced.The only thing they do is give tickets to anyone driving in that area for a day or two.I do regret what happened to Mr. Jose Lucero and do not accuse him of being reckless or at fault for the tragedy inflicted upon him.
Lisa Gulino May 14, 2014 at 10:53 AM
I don't know the details of this case, but I do know that drivers who exceed the speed limit, putting their own and other lives at risk, far outnumber jaywalkers in this town. Speeding is the greater crime and goes just as unenforced. Long Island lags behind other areas of the country in terms of walkable communities, which puts even law abiding pedestrians at risk every day. We need to get our priorities straight. People before cars, a strong, caring community.
CAPICU May 14, 2014 at 11:50 AM
This is what is Mixed in with the average Jaywalkers in New York Ave., between south of LIRR and 11th ST in Huntington Station. You will often find, drunken man standing in the middle of the road and Day laborers running across the street and not looking or caring if they get hit by car. Believe it or not some of the Jaywalkers actually want to get hit by a car because they think it will be better pay then pushing a lawn mower all summer long for a couple of bucks. We all know this….. But the politicians and the Police look the other way.
whaa May 16, 2014 at 09:13 PM


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