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Suffolk County Police Arrest Northport Man In Fatal Hit-And-Run

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John Pappias (credit: Suffolk County PD)

John Pappias (credit: Suffolk County PD)

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FORT SALONGA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)Suffolk County Police arrested a Northport man they say struck and killed a construction worker.

Fourth Squad detectives arrested John Pappias, at approximately 1 p.m. and charged him with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash.

Victor Schultz and a coworker were on Route 25A in Fort Salonga loading a milling machine onto a trailer on the side of the roadway when Schultz was struck by a vehicle.

They were working the overnight shift for Intercounty Paving in Hicksville.

Schultz, 49, of Massapequa Park, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. His coworker was not injured.

Pappias, 46, of 34 Lisa Drive, is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 15.

Police say the hit-and-run happened in Fort Salonga on October 28, 2011 at 1:35 a.m.

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