- Associated Press - Saturday, July 30, 2016

MASTIC BEACH, N.Y. (AP) - Police say two pedestrians were hit by a cargo van on Long Island and one of them has died.

The crash happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday in Mastic Beach.

Suffolk County police say 49-year-old Thomas Pietsch was driving a Ford cargo van when he hit two pedestrians.

Police say 35-year-old Billie Benetatos was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center. They say 57-year-old Brett Locke was treated for a broken clavicle.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. The investigation is continuing.



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