Jul 29, 2014
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West Hempstead Man Killed Crossing Hempstead Avenue

Pedestrian was fatally struck by taxi.

West Hempstead Man Killed Crossing Hempstead Avenue

A 22-year-old West Hempstead man was fatally struck while crossing Hempstead Avenue early Thursday morning.

According to police, Johnny Bonilla was walking in the roadway when a 2004 Dodge Caravan taxi hit him around 2 a.m.

The taxi was traveling north on Hempstead Avenue near Oakford Street.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead by a staff physician at 2:31 a.m. No other injuries were reported.

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Detectives report no apparent criminality at this time. 

The driver of the Caravan was administered a breathalyzer test at the scene yielding negative results. The vehicle was impounded for brake and safety checks.

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