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Taxi kills pedestrian on Long Island

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WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Police on New York's Long Island are investigating an accident that killed a 22-year-old pedestrian.

Nassau County police detectives report 22-year-old Johnny Bonilla of West Hempstead was struck by a taxi driver in a Dodge Caravan shortly after 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day in West Hempstead.

Detectives say the driver was heading north on Hempstead Avenue and Bonilla was walking in the road. Bonilla was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Authorities say the driver's breathalyzer test was negative, and there is no evidence of criminal conduct. The vehicle was impounded for brake and safety checks.

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