A driver has been charged with DWI after a deadly crash overnight that left his passenger dead.
Joseph Keleher of Ronkonkoma lost control of his Jeep Cherokee on a side street near downtown Patchogue, according to detectives. His passenger, Kevin Smith of Oakdale, was ejected from the SUV when it rolled over.
Smith, 25, was rushed to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center but didn’t make it.
Police say the crash happened just after midnight on Thursday as Keleher, 24, headed east on Baker Street. The Jeep went out of control as it crossed over Rider Avenue, went up a grass embankment and skidded to a stop on Edwards Street.
Keleher was apparently not hurt. He is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.
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Police in New York say an inebriated man ran over and killed a friend who had climbed out of his car and started walking home because she was worried he was drunk.
The accident happened at around 4 a.m. Saturday in Setauket on Long Island.Suffolk County police say 23-year-old Lawrence Pagano called 911 after his car struck 21-year-old Krystal Berkowitz.
Police determined that Berkowitz had gotten out of Pagano’s car and had begun walking home. Police say Pagano tried to pull over to talk to Berkowitz but instead hit her with his vehicle.
Berkowitz, of Stony Brook, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Pagano, of Coram, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Pagano had an attorney.
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Suffolk County police have arrested a 29-year-old man and charged him with drunken driving after a crash killed an 84-year-old Long Island woman.
Police say Charles Koukalenios was driving in Central Islip around 3:30 p.m. Sunday when his car crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a vehicle driven by Mary Rogalle of Central Islip. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Koukalenios, of East Islip, has been treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries. He will be arraigned in district court on charges of driving while intoxicated. No date has been set.
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Suffolk County Police today arrested a Manorville man for driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash that killed his passenger this morning.
William Christie was driving a 2002 Jeep when he apparently lost control of the vehicle as he exited eastbound Sunrise Highway at Exit 59 in Manorville at 3:26 a.m. The vehicle overturned and the passenger, Michael Demartino, 59, of Manorville, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
Suffolk County Vehicular Crime Unit detectives arrested and charged Christie, 69, of Manorville, with Driving While Intoxicated. Christie was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
via Driver Arrested for DWI After Fatal Crash in Manorville | LongIsland.com.
A driver who was allegedly drunk hit and killed a 61-year-old man who was walking across a Long Island road Saturday afternoon, police said.
Officials said Brian Dudley, 41, hit the man while he was crossing Elmont Road at the intersection of Cerenzia Boulevard in Elmont at around 3:30 p.m.
The man was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.
According to authorities, Dudley was intoxicated and has been charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.
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A Long Island man has been charged with drunken driving in a crash that killed his grandfather and injured him and two of his passengers.
Suffolk County police say Gary Henricks of Mastic was driving on Sunrise Highway in East Patchogue when he struck the rear of a pickup truck Monday evening.
Authorities say Henricks’ vehicle overturned several times and landed upright on the right shoulder.
His 77-year-old grandfather, Isaac Beal, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
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A man has been arrested on drunk driving charges after an accident that killed a pedestrian on Long Island early Sunday morning.
It happened at 2:30 a.m. in Lake Ronkonkoma.
Police say Thomas Vaughan of Lake Grove was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer westbound on Express Drive North, near Carroll Avenue, when his vehicle struck a male pedestrian who was in the lane of traffic.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim has been identified as Gary Kroll of Lake Ronkonkoma.
The 59-year old Vaughan is charged with Driving While Intoxicated and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip.
via Driver arrested for DWI after fatal accident in Lake Ronkonkoma | 7online.com.