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Mastic Woman Arrested for DWAI Drugs After Crashing Vehicle into Woman Pumping Gas, Victim Pronounced Dead at Hospital Day Later

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  15. January 2017

Update - January 15, 2017 - Rosalie Koenig, the pedestrian who was seriously injured in the crash  in Shirley yesterday, was pronounced dead today at Stony Brook University Hospital.

The original press release is below.

Shirley, NY - January 14, 2017 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a Mastic woman for driving while ability impaired by drugs after she was involved in a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian who was pumping gas in Shirley this morning.

Renee McKinney was operating a 2002 Nissan Altima northbound on William Floyd Parkway near Moriches Middle Island Road at approximately 11:25 a.m. when she attempted to make a right turn into the Mobil gas station, missed the turn and struck a gas pump, knocking it over. Rosalie Koenig, who was pumping gas on the other side of the pump, became wedged between the pump and her vehicle, a 2014 Nissan Frontier.

Koenig, 62, of Mastic, was extricated by Emergency Services Section officers and was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue by Ridge Ambulance Service for treatment of serious injuries. She was later transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital.  McKinney, 53, of Mastic, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center by Ridge Ambulance Service as a precaution. McKinney’s passenger Iesha Lemay, 33, also of Mastic, was uninjured.

McKinney was arrested and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and is scheduled to be arraigned in First District Court tomorrow.

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