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Bay Shore Man Exits Ambulance in Motion, Killed in Hit and Run Crash

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Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a Bay Shore man in Holtsville yesterday.

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Frank Ligrnetta, 51, of Bay Shore was killed after exiting the rear of an ambulance in motion that was followed by a hit and run crash in Holtsville.

Holtsville, NY - February 2, 2016 - Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a Bay Shore man in Holtsville yesterday.

A Hunter EMS ambulance was traveling southbound on Nicolls Road and transporting a patient from Stony Brook University Hospital to Brunswick Hospital Center in Amityville at approximately 6:55 p.m. The patient, Frank Ligrnetta, exited from the rear of the ambulance while it was in motion and was struck by a dark-colored sedan that was also traveling southbound on Nicolls Road, south of Expressway Drive South in Holtsville.

Ligrnetta, 51, of Bay Shore, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The driver of the dark-colored sedan fled the scene of the accident.

The ambulance was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. 

Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has any other information about the incident to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.