Reports: Man Arrested After Fleeing Scene of Fatal North Patchogue Vehicle Crash
Local News, Crime
By Long Island News & PR
Published: January 29 2018
Eduardo Aponte of Mastic, 29, was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death, police say.
SCPD arrested Eduardo Aponte of Mastic, 29, for a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian.
Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department
North Patchogue, NY - January 29, 2017 - Suffolk County Police arrested a Mastic man for a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in North Patchogue, New York on Saturday, January 27.
Luke Figat was attempting to cross eastbound Sunrise Highway, just west of Route 112, at approximately 3 a.m. when he was struck by three vehicles. One of the vehicles fled the scene. Figat, 25, of Medford, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The drivers who remained at the scene were not injured.
An investigation by Fifth Squad and Major Case Unit detectives led to the arrest of Eduardo Aponte, 29, of Mastic, who was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death. Aponte will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow at First District Court in Central Islip.
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