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Man Arrested For DWI After Pedestrian Killed in Smithtown Crash

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Suffolk County Police have arrested a Saint James man for driving while intoxicated after a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Smithtown last night.

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Timothy Burke

Smithtown, NY - October 10, 2015 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a Saint James man for driving while intoxicated after a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Smithtown last night.

Timothy Burke, 43, was driving a 2006 Dodge Charger northbound on Route 111 when his vehicle struck a pedestrian who was crossing Route 111 at 8:30 p.m.

The pedestrian, Kenneth Rich, 51, of Smithtown, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Burke was charged with driving while intoxicated and will be arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip on October 10.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555.

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