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Central Islip Woman Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash, Cops Say

Vierka Batista-Coronado, 33, stands accused of striking a man crossing Suffolk Avenue and leaving the scene.

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NCPD arrested Vierka Batista-Coronado, 33, of Central Islip, for a hit-and-run crash that killed a man in Central Islip.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Central Islip, NY - April 24, 2017 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a woman for a hit-and-run crash that killed a man in Central Islip on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 4:25 a.m.
Jose Lino Martinez was crossing Suffolk Avenue, near Applegate Drive, at approximately 4:25 a.m. when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle, which fled the scene. Martinez, 44, of Central Islip, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead.
Following an investigation, Major Case Unit detectives arrested and charged Vierka Batista-Coronado, 33, of Central Islip, with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death. Batista-Coronado was held overnight at the Fourth Precinct for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip today, Monday, April 24.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.