Man In Wheelchair Killed While Crossing L.I. Road

WEST ISLIP, NY (WCBS 880/1010 WINS) – A wheelchair-bound man was struck and killed in West Islip Wednesday morning police said.

Nancy T. Mecca, 39, was driving a Ford Mustang east on Montauk Highway, near Milligan Lane, when her vehicle struck Gary Johnson, who was crossing the road in a motorized wheelchair, at 6:31 a.m., according to police.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports from W. Islip

Johnson, 55, of Dix Hills, was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. Mecca, also of West Islip, was treated at the same hospital for minor injuries.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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