BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Long Island driver is under arrest after police said he hit and killed a pedestrian and drove off.
Fredy Pavon, 47, of Brentwood, was awaiting arraignment Sunday after being arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal crash. No telephone number for him could be found, and it’s not immediately clear whether he has a lawyer.READ MORE: Summit One Vanderbilt Observation Deck Opens In Midtown
Suffolk County police say the victim Santos Amaya, 31, of Central Islip, was walking across Islip Avenue in Brentwood around 10 p.m. Saturday when a car ran him down and then took off.
Amaya was pronounced dead at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.READ MORE: Police On Hunt For Occupant Of Black Or Dark Blue Honda Wanted In Westfield, N.J. Home Invasion And Sexual Assault
Meanwhile, police found the damaged 2007 Toyota Corolla and arrested the driver a few hours later.
Suffolk County police are asking anyone with information about the crash to call their Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.
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