MASTIC BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police on Long Island have arrested a man accused of leaving the scene of an accident that left two people dead.
Suffolk County Police arrested 24-year-old Patrick Poillon on Sunday.READ MORE: How A Shocking Environmental Disaster Was Uncovered Off The California Coast After 70 Years
Authorities say the Mastic Beach man’s Ford Explorer struck another car on Huguenot Drive just after 10 p.m. Saturday night.
Mastic Beach residents William Molnar, 50, and his 41-year-old wife, Jean, were both killed in the crash, police said.READ MORE: Police: 2 Wanted In Connection To Armed Robbery At Bronx Apartment
Poillon reportedly fled the scene on foot. A 22-year-old passenger in his car was left behind and was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The 24-year-old driver was taken into custody overnight and charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death. He was ordered held on $5 million bail.MORE NEWS: Sanitation Worker Dies After Being Struck By Car In Brooklyn, Police Searching For Driver
Police did not provide details on what led to the deadly accident.