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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.

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.

West Babylon,NY: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at approximately 3:15 p.m.

Suffolk County Police responded to a crash that occurred at a 7-11 in West Babylon this afternoon. An 87-year-old woman drove a 2006 Hyundai Sonata through the 7-11 located at 915 Straight Path at approximately 3:15 p.m. The car went through the front window and pinned a male customer to the cash register counter. The customer and male employee inside the store were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip with non-life threatening injuries.

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