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Police: L.I. Man, Dog Struck And Killed By Car

Matthew Johnstone Charged With Leaving Scene Of Incident
Matthew Johnstone (credit: NCPD)

Matthew Johnstone (credit: NCPD)

OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island man and his dog were both killed after they were hit by a car while going for a walk early Thursday morning.

Robert Michaels, 42, was walking his dog around 12:27 a.m. on Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage when he was struck by a 2013 Dodge Avenger, police said.

The dog died at the scene. Michaels was pronounced dead at Nassau University Medical Center.

The driver, identified as 37-year-old Matthew Johnstone, allegedly fled without stopping, but later returned to the scene where he was placed under arrest, police said,

The North Massapequa man is charged with leaving the scene of an incident.

Johnstone is expected to be arraigned Thursday.

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