Police ID Driver in Hit-Run That Killed Nun

Detectives found a car with front end damage about a half-mile away

Friday, Jul 20, 2012  |  Updated 6:18 PM EDT
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Police ID Driver in Hit-Run That Killed Nun

Police say Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay was involved in a fatal hit and run accident on July 9 in Southampton.

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Police say they have identified the driver in a hit-run accident that killed a nun as she walked on Long Island.

Southampton Town police said Friday that Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay is wanted for leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
 
Sister Jacqueline Walsh of Syosset was found lying next to a road July 9 in Water Mill. She was there on a retreat with other nuns from the Sisters of Mercy.
 
Detectives found a car with front end damage about a half-mile away.
 
Police declined to say how they concluded the 30-year-old Ixpec-Chitay was the driver. They didn't release an address for him but say he frequents Water Mill and Riverhead.
 
A possible Riverhead phone number for him is disconnected.
 
Police are asking anyone with information to call 631-702-2230.

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