Police ID Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Two Cars in Flanders

A pedestrian was hit by two cars and killed in Flanders on Sunday
A pedestrian was hit by two cars and killed in Flanders on Sunday
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UPDATE (9/27/22):

Thanks to what they described as an overwhelming response from the community, Southampton Town police have identified the pedestrian fatally struck by two cars on Flanders Road Sunday, September 25 as 43-year-old Julio Sicay-Perez of Flanders.

Police said the community’s efforts and help made it possible for investigators to notify the victim’s family.

ORIGINAL STORY (9/26/22):

Police have yet to identify a pedestrian who was struck by two cars and killed in Flanders on Sunday evening, September 25.

Southampton Town Police received several 911 calls at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday reporting that a pedestrian had been hit by two vehicles in succession on Flanders Road at Route 105.

According to police, the pedestrian ran out in front of a 2021 Mercedes GLS SUV driven by 46-year-old Sepehr Sajjad of Madison, Connecticut. Upon impact with the Mercedes, the victim was thrust into the opposite lane of travel where he was struck again, this time by 37-year-old Riverhead resident Christian Torres-Novarro, who was driving a 2013 Honda Odyssey minivan.

The pedestrian suffered extensive injuries and died at the scene of the accident. Both drivers remained there and cooperated with police.

After receiving the 911 calls, Southampton Town Police personnel responded and requested Flanders Ambulance and the Flanders Fire Department for assistance.

Southampton Town Detectives also responded and are currently investigating the crash and working to identify the victim.

On Monday evening, police reported that they still had not identified the victim, and have asked the public for help in order to notify the next of kin.

Police said the pedestrian was a Hispanic male, possibly in his 40s or 50s. He was approximately 5’6” and a had thin build. He was wearing a Chicago Bulls Hat, black jeans, a black sweatshirt, black and red converse sneakers, and was carrying a black backpack.

The pedestrian who was fatally struck by two cars in Flanders had a Virgin of Guadalupe tattoo on his left outer calf.
The pedestrian who was fatally struck by two cars in Flanders had a Virgin of Guadalupe tattoo on his left outer calf.Southampton Town Police photo

A tattoo of the Virgin of Guadalupe above a cherub and what appears to be the name “Sheila” (pictured above) is located on the pedestrian’s left outer calf.

Anyone with information about this incident or person is encouraged to contact Southampton Town Police Department Detective Division at 631-702-2230, or through the Southampton Town Police TIPS Hotline at 631-728-3454 or TIPS email, [email protected].

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