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A woman on Long Island was killed Monday afternoon after being struck by a hit and run driver and dragged for nearly half a mile
The woman was hit along Deer Park Avenue and Garnet Street in North Babylon
Items belonging to the woman were left strewn across the street, including shoes, sunglasses, a cellphone and a handbag
A woman on Long Island was killed Monday afternoon after being struck by a hit-and-run driver and dragged for nearly half a mile, police said.
The woman, 38-year-old Ann Marie Christina, was hit in front of an AutoZone store on Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon, just north of the Southern State Parkway, according to police. After getting hit just after 1 p.m., she was then pinned underneath the work van and dragged along the busy road to the next intersection — up to a half mile away.
The driver made a right turn at Shade Street and Christina was finally dislodged, and the driver kept on going, Suffolk County Police said.
Items belonging to Christina, of East Quogue, were left strewn across the street, including shoes, sunglasses, a cellphone and a handbag. She was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, Suffolk police said.
Donnell Hicks, an AutoZone delivery man, was arrested Monday night and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. The 26-year-old from Queens is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in Central Islip.
Cops said a male companion of the victim, 40-year-old Eric Krems, was also hit by the white van, and was treated at the hospital for injuries not considered to be life-threatening. Krems shouted for help after the woman was struck, witnesses said.