SCPD Reports Pedestrian Killed in Central Islip Motor Vehicle Crash

Mahendra Punai of Richmond Hill, 28, fell in the roadway and was struck by a 1999 Lexus.

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SCPD are investigating a vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Central Islip.

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Central Islip, NY - January 21, 2019 - Suffolk County Police Major Case detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash in Central Islip that killed a pedestrian on Sunday, January 20.
Mahendra Punai fell in the roadway and was struck by a 1999 Lexus that was traveling southbound on Wheeler Road near Janice Lane at approximately 2:05 a.m.
Punai, 28, of Richmond Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
The driver of the Lexus, Amanda Ibarra, 19, of Central Islip, was not injured. 
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Major Case at 631-852-6553 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.