Pedestrian struck and killed in Deerpark

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TOWN OF DEERPARK – A Friday night accident on Neversink Drive in the Town of Deerpark left a pedestrian dead, State Police from the Greenville barracks said.

Troopers said the investigation revealed that a 2007 Ford Explorer was driving eastbound on Neversink Drive near the intersection of Country Club Road when it struck the pedestrian, later identified as Michael Szczepanski, 53, of Deerpark.

The victim was walking in the eastbound lane when the driver of the Explorer crested the hill and, police said because of poor lighting and poor visibility, struck Szczepanski who was walking in the lane.

The driver stopped along with a passing motorist and called 911 and rendered first aid.

The victim was transported to Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis where he was pronounced dead.

Police said there was no impairment or negligence on the part of the driver.

State troopers were assisted by town of Deerpark Police and Port Jervis EMS.