Multiple Vehicle Accident
06-01-2019 | 10:25 PM | EAST FARMINGDALE,NY — Suffolk County Police Department arrested a man for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after a multiple vehicle accident on Saturday night. Suffolk County Police First Precinct officers responded to the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving three vehicles at the intersection of Route 110 and Michael Avenue in East Farmingdale at approximately 10:25 p.m. Police arrested the driver of one of the vehicles after a field sobriety test at the scene. The suspect was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip and treated for minor injuries.
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.