A Long Island teenager who police say was driving under the influence of drugs slammed into two joggers, killing one of them and injuring the other.
Shea Rosen, a 19-year-old from Brookville, Long Island, was ordered held on $1 million bond after pleading not guilty at his arraignment. His attorney did not immediately return a call for comment.
At Friday's hearing, prosecutor Avenmaria Thompson said police smelled marijuana on his breath and found three pills in his sock, according to Newsday.
Suffolk County police say Rosen was driving an SUV southbound on a highway in Huntington Thursday evening when he hit the joggers.
Amanda Malloy, a 29-year-old who taught fourth grade school at John F. Kennedy Intermediate School in Deer Park, was pronounced dead at a hospital. The school had grief counselors on hand Friday. Malloy had been teaching at the school for seven years.
"Amanda was an outstanding teacher who often worked after school for the benefit of her students," said Deer Park School Superintendent Elizabeth Marino. She noted Malloy was an expert in the martial arts.
Malloy's running companion, 32-year-old Vincent Saunders of Huntington, was hospitalized in serious condition.