Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash during which one of the occupants died while fleeing from the scene in North Babylon.
A 2003 Toyota Camry was involved in a minor crash with a vehicle at the intersection of Woods Road and Erlanger Boulevard at approximately 2:20 p.m. The Toyota driver then lost control of the vehicle, striking a pole and parked car. one man and a second man, who has not yet been located, fled the Toyota on foot.
While running, a male, 33, of Wallkill, NY, appears to have suffered a medical event and collapsed a few feet away from the crash. He was transported via ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead. There were no other injuries.
The investigation, including which occupant was driving the Toyota, is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.