MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man was arrested Tuesday in connection to a fatal hit-and-run.
Police say 31-year-old Mary Ginty, of Sound Beach, was walking along Miller Place Road just before 10 p.m. Monday when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.READ MORE: Commuters Say Traffic In New York City Is An Accident Waiting To Happen
Ginty was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Investigators were able to identify the driver as 30-year-old John Lang based on physical evidence at the scene and witness accounts.READ MORE: NYPD Hosts Block Party In Same Mount Eden Neighborhood Where Children Were Caught In Middle Of Gunfire
Lang was arrested at his parents’ Ridge home just before 2 a.m. He has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.
According to police, Lang and Ginty knew each other.MORE NEWS: Bear Spotted Roaming Connecticut Neighborhood
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Major Case Unit at (631) 852-6555 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS.