05-04-2019 | 08:50 PM | MASTIC,NY — Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Mastic last night.
A man was crossing Herkimer Street, at the intersection of Carlton Street, when he was struck by a southbound 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe at approximately 8:50 p.m. The driver of the Tahoe, Joseph Virga, 55, of Mastic, stopped the vehicle and called 911. A second vehicle, also travelling southbound on Herkimer Street, then struck the victim and fled the scene.
The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
Detectives believe the second vehicle that struck the victim is a dark colored, four-door sedan that fled the scene southbound on Mastic Road.
Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call Major Case Unit detectives at 631-852-6555 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
04-14-2019 | 10:30 PM | VALLEY STREAM,NY — A Cessna Pilot became disoriented in heavy fog causing the plane to go down in front of home after running out of fuel.
At 10:30pm on Sunday night a Cessna 172 made an emergency landing into a Long Island, New York neighborhood after running out of fuel. The plane which is a registered rental out Danny Waizman Flight School And Aircraft Rental in Farmingdale, New York was returning from a trip in Niagra Falls, New York.
The pilot Dongl Kim, 27 of Flushing, New York and his 2 passengers, Hung Joo Na, 27 of Flushing, New York & Jung Woo, 26 also of Flushing, New York were returning to Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York when the unthinkable happened. As the plane approached the small suburban New York airport, the pilot attempted to land the plane unsuccessfully four times. According to Nassau County Police Department Commissioner Patrick Ryder, after the unsuccessful landing attempts at Republic Airport, the aircraft was redirected to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) where again they unsuccessfully landed the plane twice.
The Nassau County Police Department confirms that the Cessna 172 continued on a wild ride very low on fuel as the clipped the rooftop of a church in Valley Stream, New York. The plane then careened into the front yard of a home at 113 Claredon Drive in Valley Stream, New York.
Commissioner Ryder said the overhead electrical wires prevented the small plane from striking the residential property on Claredon Drive. All three occupants on board were able to self-evacuate the aircraft prior to the arrival of police and emergency personnel. One passenger suffered a minor finger injury and and treated by EMS.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded to the scene and is currently conducting an investigation.
Melville,NY: Thursday, December 20, 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Melville last night.
An unidentified white female was struck by two vehicles as she was crossing Walt Whitman Road from west to east at Livingston Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. The victim apparently crossed while vehicles were proceeding through a green light northbound in the left lane of Walt Whitman Road at the intersection. She was struck by a 2016 BMW driven by Sharlene Jamison, then by a 2009 Nissan being driven by Frank Liontos. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
Jamison, 47, of Middle Island and Liontos, 22, of Dix Hills were not injured.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Second Squad at (631) 854-8252.
Charlotte,NC: Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 6:01 pm
On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at approximately 6:01 p.m., CMPD officers from South Division responded to the 5400 block of Sharon Road in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in which the pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene. Upon arrival, officers located the victim in the roadway and a 2005 Lexus RX330 that had been involved in the crash.
The preliminary investigation shows that the Lexus, driven by Lauren Savage, was traveling northeast in the left hand lane of travel on Sharon Road and the victim was crossing Sharon Road to the west. The Lexus struck the victim within the left hand lane of travel and came to a stop within the left lane. The victim also came to a final resting position in the left lane. The victim was not crossing in a crosswalk; however there are no crosswalks in the area. Speed and impairment are not factors in this crash for the driver of the Lexus. At this there is no evidence of impairment for the victim. At the time of the crash it was dark and raining with limited visibility in the area.
This is an ongoing, active investigation. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Detective Crum with the CMPD Major Crash Unit at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.