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Man Accused of Torching Car After Fatal Long Island Hit-Run

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    Long Island Man Charged in 2014 Fatal Hit-Run

    A Long Island woman came face-to-face with the man accused of killing her husband in a fatal hit and run two years ago. Greg Cergol reports. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015)

    Authorities say a Long Island man allegedly involved in a fatal 2014 crash later burned the rental car he was driving to destroy evidence.

    Madi Grant of Oyster Bay was arraigned Wednesday on manslaughter, assault, drunken driving and other charges. He was arrested a day earlier by state police. He was ordered held on $1 million bond. His attorney did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

    Prosecutors say the 34-year-old was driving recklessly on the Southern State Parkway on Dec. 5, 2014. He allegedly slammed into the rear of a car, killing 59-year-old Sherman Richardson of Hempstead.

    Grant allegedly fled the crash scene. He was chased by onlookers but escaped. He allegedly lit the car on fire in North Amityville about 10 hours after the early morning crash.

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