A Blue Point teen was killed Wednesday after being struck by a Suffolk deputy sheriff’s car on the Long Island Expressway in Ronkonkoma, Newsday is reporting.
William Schettino, 18, was outside of his car in the westbound high-occupancy lane near exit 59 shortly before 6 p.m. when he was hit by the deputy sheriff, whose vision at the time was impaired by sun glare, Newsday quoted a sheriff’s office official as saying.
Schettino, a 2011 graduate of Bayport-Blue Point High School, died from his injuries at Stony Brook University Medical Center. The deputy sheriff was also injured, but is expected to be OK, Newsdayreported.
No word yet on why Schettino stopped his 2011 Mazda in the HOV lane and exited the car, according to the report.
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