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Off-duty FDNY member hit by car while crossing highway on foot

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- An off-duty firefighter was fatally injured when he was hit by a car while crossing a highway on foot, police said.

David Minerly, 27, was a three-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York. He was pronounced dead at a hospital after the accident at 1:55 a.m. Saturday in Melville, Suffolk County police said.

The driver, Gerard Ragone, 47, of Mattituck, was treated at the hospital for minor injuries and was released. His car was impounded for a safety check, but no charges had been filed as of Sunday.

Minerly, of the Ozone Park section of Queens, was assigned to the borough where he lived, an FDNY spokesman said.

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