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State Police: Pedestrian Struck and Killed on the Meadowbrook State Parkway

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All lanes of the Meadowbrook were shut down northbound while police investigated the incident.

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NYS Police report that a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian on the Meadowbrook State Parkway.

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Nassau County, NY - January 25, 2019 - On Thursday January 24th, 2019, at approximately 11:54 AM, the New York State Police, assisted by the Nassau County Police department, was investigating a one-vehicle collision on the Meadowbrook State Parkway northbound in the area of M2.
 
Preliminary investigation revealed that another vehicle traveling northbound struck and killed a pedestrian. The State Police vehicle and the Nassau County Police vehicle were also struck. The trooper suffered minor injuries. All lanes of the Meadowbrook were shut down northbound in that area.
 
The driver involved in this collision is Brett Belferder, 31 years old of Wantagh, NY and was operating a 2017 Subaru Outback. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
 
The pedestrian has been identified as Michael Patterson, 39 years old of Freeport, NY.
Mr. Patterson's vehicle, 1992 Volvo 740, was parked a short distance away from where he was struck.    
 
The circumstances surrounding this collision is still under investigation. 
 
All lanes of the Meadowbrook Parkway have been re-opened.
 
The State Police are asking for any witnesses to this collision to contact Headquarters at (631) 756-3300.