Teen Arrested in Deadly S.I. Hit-and-Run

Suspect charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident; other charges pending

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    Police arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the deadly hit-and-run of a 47-year-old woman on Staten Island.

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the deadly hit-and-run of a 47-year-old woman on Staten Island.

    Police say David Lozano, of Staten Island, was behind the wheel of the black four-door sedan that mowed down the victim after she pulled over to check on a mechanical problem with her car around 2:30 a.m. near the corner of Targee Street and Laurel Avenue.

    Prior to the hit-and-run, a Good Samaritan who saw the woman in distress pulled his jeep over to help out, police say.

    Moments later, the car allegedly driven by Lozano attempted to squeeze between the two stopped vehicles. Lozano ended up hitting the victim's green Toyota, the victim and then the car belonging to the 23-year-old man who stopped to help, police say.

    The sedan fled north after striking the woman, and police caught up with Lozano hours later. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Additional charges are pending.

    The 47-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity has been withheld pending family notification.