A Blue Point teen who was waiting for help after his car became stranded on the Long Island Expressway Wednesday in Ronkonkoma was killed after being struck by a Suffolk deputy sheriff's car, according to reports.
William Schettino, 18, was outside of his car in the westbound high-occupancy lane near exit 59 shortly before 6 p.m. when he was hit by the deputy sheriff, whose vision at the time was impaired by sun glare, Newsday quoted a sheriff's office official as saying.
Schettino, a 2011 graduate of , died from his injuries at Stony Brook University Medical Center. The deputy sheriff was also injured, but is expected to be OK, Newsday reported.
Schettino was on his way to class at Suffolk Community College when his 2011 Mazda became disabled in the HOV lane after it was sideswiped by another vehicle, Schettino's mother told NBC New York.
Schettino called his mother after being sideswiped and she was on her way to meet him on the expressway when he was stuck and killed, according to NBC.