Pedestrian killed after attempting to cross LIE in Flushing

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A man attempting to cross the Long Island Expressway Saturday night was struck and killed by a car, police said.

The 34-year-old man was hit near exit 24 in Flushing at about 9:45 p.m. as he was trying to cross from south to north in the vicinity of 169th Street.

According to authorities, the pedestrian ran from the center wall of the expressway into the left travel lane and was struck by a Toyota Suburban. The driver attempted to brake and swerve to the right to avoid him.

EMS transported the victim, whose identity is pending family notification, to NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

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