The scene of the Dec. 2 crash on West Main Street. Photo: Stringer News Service

Update: Riverhead police on Tuesday charged a Moriches man with leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality. See story.

A 72-year-old man died after being struck by two vehicles on West Main Street last night, according to Riverhead Town Police.

Police said they believe the man was crossing the road from south to north in the vicinity of 629 West Main Street, just west of Marcy Avenue, when he was struck by “a small white-colored SUV” heading eastbound. He was then also struck by a westbound vehicle, police said. The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene.

The accident occurred just after 5 p.m. Monday. The victim was treated at the scene and then transported by Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.

Police said the victim was a Riverhead resident but did not disclose his identity.

The vehicle that left the scene is believed to have driver’s side damage, police said. A mirror was located at the scene, according to the report.

West Main Street was closed between Raynor and Marcy avenues as police investigated the scene of the crash.

Police said the investigation is active and ongoing. The Riverhead Police Detective Division is asking anyone that may have information regarding the accident to contact detectives at 631-727-4500 Ext 289.

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