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Pedestrian Struck, Killed in N. Patchogue

Accident occurred around 8:25 p.m. Thursday on North Ocean Avenue, police say.

Update (2 a.m.): Resto has died in the hospital of her injuries. 

A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured in a crash on North Ocean Avenue in North Patchogue Thursday night, police said. 

Police say Melinda Resto, 29, was hit by a 2001 Honda Civic around 8:25 p.m. near Shaber Road.

Resto was transported by North Patchogue Ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital where she is listed in serious condition.  

The driver of the Civic, Shawn Smith, 33, of North Patchogue, was headed north on North Ocean Avenue at the time of the crash. He was not injured.  

The investigation is continuing and police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the Fifth Squad detectives at (631) 854-8552.

Richard December 10, 2012 at 08:31 PM
You it's not funny, I ride my bike on Ocean Ave and Woodside of the road, I can't tell you how many times I have had to go off the side of the road, Because some bimo or jerk is texting or on the phone, and not watching the road. N.Ocean Ave is a wide road. their is no reason for any one to have to fly of the road, unless a blow out. And if the vehicle goes out of control they don't deserve to be driving, they had to be going at high speeds. Or drinking. We need more lights on that road!!!
MAW December 11, 2012 at 03:32 PM
THIS GUY THAT KILLED MELINDA RESTO-HAS TO LIVE WITH THIS FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. AND FURTHERMORE HE NEEDS TO KNOW HE KILLED THE MOTHER OF 2 BEAUTIFUL WONDER IF HE WAS TEXTING?

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