Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Ronkonkoma early this morning.
Wade Gagliano was driving a 2005 Lexus RX330 westbound on Johnson Avenue, between Pine Avenue and Ocean Avenue, when the vehicle struck a female pedestrian at approximately 1:30 a.m.
The victim, who has not yet been identified by police, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Gagliano failed to remain at the scene and was located a short time later.
Major Case Unit detectives charged Gagliano, 23, of Ronkonkoma, with Leaving the Scene of an Incident Resulting in Death and Driving While Intoxicated. He will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on August 14.