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UPDATE: 84-Year-Old RVC Resident Fatally Struck on Merrick Road

Roads now reopened in area after Thursday morning accident.

Update: This story was updated at 3:53 p.m. on Jan 24.

A Rockville Centre resident was struck and killed by a car Thursday morning on Merrick Road in Rockville Centre.

According to Nassau County detectives, around 11:45 a.m., a 59-year-old male was operating a 2003 Peterbilt tractor trailer eastbound in the right lane of Merrick Road at Oceanside Road when he struck Juan Galdos, 84, of Rockville Centre.

Galdos was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Galdos was crossing Merrick Road from north to south in a marked crosswalk at the time of the collision. Safety checks were performed on the vehicle at the scene.

Detectives report no apparent criminality at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

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Merrick Road was closed in both directions between Cumberland Street and North Long Beach Road, but reopened at 3:53 p.m. Oceanside Road was also closed between Merrick Road and Oswald Court.

This is a breaking news story. More details will be provided if and when they are made available.

LYNBROOK92 CHAMPS January 24, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Thank you Patch, saw this on Newsday first, but since you need a subscription to Newsday and I wouldnt give the Dolan's another dime, I said let me check the Patch. Here is it, and free like the online news should be. HATE NEWSDAY! THX PATCH!
RB January 25, 2013 at 03:43 AM
Will anything be done at this corner and the Merrick Rd/Long Beach Rd corner? There are accidents all the time. I have almost been hit there with my children walking home from school- with a crossing guard! Drivers blow the lights constantly, and I don't even mean people turning. At the very least, a red light camera would help curtail this issue.

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