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    Police: Man struck, killed when tractor-trailer backs up

    November 15, 2017

    EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a man has died after he walked behind a moving tractor-trailer and was struck.

    Newsday reports the fatal crash happened around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday in East Meadow in Nassau County. Police say the truck operator had just finished making a delivery when he struck the 89-year-old man from Merrick.

    The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

    Police have not released the identity of the victim.

    An investigation continues.

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    Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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