Long Island

Driver Hits, Kills Good Samaritan Helping Teen on NY Road: Police

A third driver hit the 57-year-old man after he stopped to help a teen whose car had stalled on the road, police said

What to Know

  • A 57-year-old man stopped to help an 18-year-old driver after his car stalled on Motor Parkway in Islandia, police said
  • A third driver hit the two as they were getting tools out of the 57-year-old man's trunk, according to police
  • The 57-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene; the 18-year-old was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries

A driver hit and killed a good Samaritan who stopped to help a teen whose vehicle stalled on a Long Island road, police said. 

Federico Oviedo, 57, of Bay Shore stopped to help an 18-year-old man after his Nissan Pathfinder stalled on Motor Parkway, between Hoffman Lane and Veterans’ Memorial Highway in Islandia, around 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Suffolk County police said. 

As the two were walking behind the Oviedo’s car to get tools out of his trunk, a 22-year-old woman driving a Dodge Durango hit both of them, according to police. 

The 57-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The 18-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The 22-year-old woman hadn’t been charged as of Sunday.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.

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