Pedestrian Killed On Long Island Expressway

MELVILLE, New York, April 9

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

A 52-year-old Melville man was killed April 1 while walking alongside the Long Island Expressway, Suffolk County police said.

Stephen Puleo was walking westbound near Exit 49 of the expressway in Melville when he was struck by a United States Postal Service tractor trailer at 10:30 p.m.

The truck was driven by 62-year-old Russell Davenport of Northport. Police said Davenport was uninjured, remained at the scene and attempted to assist Puleo after he had been struck. A safety check of the vehicle was conducted at the scene.

Puleo was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252. All calls will be kept confidential.

Originally published: Long Islander News: Half Hollow Hills
(Thursday, April 9, 2015;  A7)

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