October 15, 2012

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in West Babylon.   
A passing motorist observed a woman leaning against the center median on westbound Sunrise Highway, 500 feet west of Jerome Avenue. The driver turned around and returned to check on the woman’s welfare and at that point, other motorists had stopped. The woman, of  200 Farmers Ave., North Lindenhurst, was lying in the left lane, dead.  She was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.  
Detectives believe the woman was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. There are no known witnesses to this incident nor is there any information regarding the type of vehicle that struck the woman.