UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Route 25

Accident closes Route 25 traffic westbound from Plymouth Boulevard.

UPDATE: A Kings Park man was struck by an SUV and killed Wednesday night crossing West Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown.

According to police, Jonathan Czeh, 34, was crossing West Jericho Turnpike at Plymouth Boulevard at roughly 7:09 p.m. when he was struck by a 2004 Ford Expedition driven by Lisa Boyle, 40, of Commack. Czeh was pronounced dead at the scene.


A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed on Route 25 in Smithtown at Plymouth Boulevard Wedensday night, police confirmed at the scene of the accident. 

Police said the call for the accident was received at 7:09 p.m. The accident took place at the intersection near the Mobil gas station, leaving traffic closed westbound.

More on this story to come as details emerge.

Shan17817 December 22, 2011 at 07:26 PM
Very sad! But people really need to learn to use the cross walk and only cross when you have the green signal. I have seen many people run across the street and expect cars to stop for them, and at night you can't see them!
Nick Metrowsky December 22, 2011 at 07:50 PM
When I lived near Plymouth Blvd and Washington Blvd, back in the early 1970s, Jericho Turnpike had limited lighting. As for trying to cross Jericho Turnpike; it was insanity with a car, let alone trying to walk across it. No one obeyed the speed limit along this stretch of road; they probably do not do today. I also suspect the lighting is just as bad, as well. By the way, Jericho Turnpike has one westbound lane from "the Bull" west until just before Plymouth Blvd. At least this is how it looks when one uses the street level capability in Google Maps. This situation on increases the argument of routing through traffic around Smithtown. Also, lowering the speed limit on Route 25 from the Veteran's Highway?route 25 split to SmithHaven Mall, and increased police enforcement, would encourage drivers to take an alternate route.
Elaine Kaye April 29, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Very sad that shan17817 has the balls to say such a dumba** comment, really mindless and actually baffles me. Honestly, stupid people like LISA BOYLE need to learn how to drive with they're eyes OPEN!
Commack mom June 08, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Actually Elaine Kaye, your the mindless one with the dumb a** comment. A man was killed in a horrible accident. Have a little respect for all parties involved.
Cmack123 June 09, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Reject Cmack123 11:56 pm on Friday, June 8, 2012 How could we blame lisa Boyle? Who crosses a busy road (leaving a drug hotel) at night, in the rain, wearing black? Accident?? Hmmm?? I pray for LIsa and hope she recovered from the trauma.


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