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Study: Most Dangerous Roads Claim Two Lives in Bellmore

Two people were killed on Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road in 2011. The roadways were named as two of the most deadly roads in Nassau County by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) recently released its list of the most deadly roads in Nassau County, with Hempstead Turnpike, Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road at the top of the list.

While the TSTC's report is through 2010, two people in Bellmore were killed on two of the most dangerous roads in 2011.

In April 2011, a 63-year-old Bellmore woman was struck and killed by a police car on Merrick Road.  Two weeks later, a 64-year-old man was killed on Sunrise Highway after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

According to the TSTC, 27 of the 91 pedestrian deaths from 2008 to 2010 occurred on the three roadways. Fifteen deaths were reported on Hempstead Turnpike while seven were reported on Sunrise Highway and five on Merrick Road.

Matthew Hogan contributed to this report.

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