Police identify ambulette driver killed in Syosset crash

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Police have identified the ambulette driver killed in a Syosset crash.

Police say 74-year-old Herman Hanson was killed on the shoulder of the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway Wednesday morning.

News 12 is told Hanson was transporting a patient but pulled over and had gotten out of the ambulette to speak with a patient's relative who was following him. Officials say that's when a black Infinity sideswiped them and Hanson was killed instantly.

RELATED: Police: Car sideswiped 2 vehicles, killing ambulette driver on Route 135

The owner of the First Choice Ambulette says Hanson worked for the company for more than a decade.

The driver of the Infinity stayed at the scene.

Police are now investigating whether that driver was speeding, or distracted just before the crash. 

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