Woman Killed After Being Struck By Van in Long Island, Dragged for Nearly Half a Mile; Driver Arrested - NBC New York

Woman Killed After Being Struck By Van in Long Island, Dragged for Nearly Half a Mile; Driver Arrested

Items belonging to the woman were left strewn across the street, including shoes, sunglasses, a cellphone and a handbag

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    Driver Arrested After LI Mother Killed in Hit and Run

    The man who hit and dragged the woman is a delivery driver for the AutoZone where the incident happened Monday afternoon. NBC 4 New York's Ray Villeda reports.

    (Published Monday, July 29, 2019)

    What to Know

    • 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

    UPDATE: Man Accused of Dragging Long Island Woman 1/4 Mile in Hit-Run Fled to 'Get to His Next Job,' Prosecutors Say

    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.

    Woman Struck and Dragged By Van in Long Island

    [NY] Woman Struck and Dragged By Van in Long Island

    The victim was not only knocked out of her shoes, some of her belongings were left strewn across the street after she was struck by the van in North Babylon. NBC 4 New York's Greg Cergol reports.

    (Published Monday, July 29, 2019)

    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.

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