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Cops: Pedestrian fatally struck by garbage truck on Wantagh Avenue

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A woman struck by a garbage truck while walking along the intersection of Wantagh Avenue and Laurel Lane has been pronounced dead by Nassau County police.

According to county detectives, the truck struck the woman around 9:43 a.m. in front of the Cherrywood Shopping Center. Within minutes, the Nassau County Traffic Management shared on its Facebook page that there was an auto accident at on Wantagh Avenue and residents should use an alternate route.

Both streets in front of the shopping center were cordoned off for investigation and Wantagh Avenye was shut down between Duck Pond Road and the Southern State. The scene was cleared by 12 p.m.

The Homicide Squad has not disclosed any personal information about the woman, but confirmed that no criminality is involved at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

More to follow.