A pedestrian was struck and killed by an accused drunk driver in Riverside early Monday morning, according to Southampton Town Police.
Officers said they received a call of a fatal crash near the intersection of Flanders and Old Quogue roads at about 12:33 a.m. Upon arrival, they found a dead man in the westbound lane of the road, they said.
Christopher A. Dean, 41, of Riverhead was driving a 2002 Mercedes-Benz westbound on Flanders Road when his car struck and killed a man who was walking westbound on the side of the road, police said. He was arrested at the scene and charged with DWI. He was taken to police headquarters in Hampton Bays, where police administered a blood test and was held overnight for a morning arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court. Dean is reportedly a Suffolk County Corrections officer.
After a plea to the public, Southampton Town Police have identified the victim as Efren Ramirez-Gomez, 32, of Riverside.