Mark Corrado, 28, of West Babylon, is charged with Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting Resulting in Death.
Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini has announced the indictment of a West Babylon man for leaving the scene of a fatal crash with a pedestrian in Amagansett.
Mark Corrado, 28, of West Babylon, is charged with Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting Resulting in Death, a class D Felony, and Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class E Felony.
“This was a horrible tragedy that has left two young children without their mother,” District Attorney Sini said. “In addition to allegedly fleeing the scene, the driver took even further steps to avoid being identified and taking responsibility for his actions. We will seek to hold him accountable and obtain justice for the victim and her family.”
At approximately 11:42 a.m. on Jan. 13, Corrado was driving a 1997 Dodge pickup eastbound on Montauk Highway in Amagansett when he allegedly struck Yuris Cruz Murillo, 36, of Amagansett, who was pushing her two children, ages one and four, in a stroller on the east bound shoulder. Cruz Murillo was transported to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The children were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Corrado allegedly continued driving east and abandoned the vehicle in a wooded area on Gilberts Path in Amagansett. He also allegedly removed the license plates from the vehicle, scratched the registration off the windshield, and took the insurance and registration documents out of the glove compartment. Corrado then called an Uber to drive him back to his residence in West Babylon.
Corrado surrendered himself to East Hampton Town Police Detectives at the Suffolk County Police Department’s First Precinct that afternoon.
Corrado was arraigned on the indictment before Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice John Collins today and was released on supervised release with alcohol and narcotics conditions. He is also subject to a 9 p.m. curfew and is prohibited from leaving New York State. His license has been suspended since his arraignment on the felony complaint on January 14. He is being represented by the Legal Aid Society and is due back in court on May 6.
If convicted of the top count, Corrado faces a maximum sentence of two and one-third to seven years in prison.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Daniel Cronin, of the Vehicular Crime Bureau.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.