The crash occurred around 1:20 a.m. on Aug. 23 at the intersection of Ridgeway Avenue and Main Street.
Police said the male victim was hit by a car traveling westbound on Ridgeway Avenue. According to Newsday, the man is believed to be in his 40s and was wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt. The newspaper said the victim also had light-blue headphones.
The victim was discovered by a LIPA utility worker, who immediately called police. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Suffolk County medical examiner’s office.
Det. Sgt. James Madden of the Suffolk Police Vehicular Crime Unit told Newsday that investigators believe the driver may not have realized that they struck a pedestrian. “We’re just hoping someone will come forward to let us know what happened,” he said.
It was unclear if detectives were able to locate any witnesses to the incident or if evidence was recovered from the scene. A description of the fleeing vehicle has not been released.
Anyone with information is asked to call Vehicular Crime Unit detectives at 631-852-6555 or anonymously call Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.