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Authorities: Arrest Made in Connection with Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Carle Place

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Jose Monterroso of Hempstead, 57, struck a female pedestrian, fled the scene, and failed to properly notify the police, officials report.

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NCPD reports the arrest of Jose Monterroso of Hempstead, 57, for a Fatal Vehicular Accident on Wednesday, December 6.

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Carle Place, NY - December 6, 2017 - The Homicide Squad reports the arrest of a Hempstead man for a Fatal Vehicular Accident involving a pedestrian that occurred in Carle Place on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 at 5:25 a.m.
 
According to detectives, the defendant Jose Monterroso, 57, was driving his 2016 Toyota north on Glen Cove Road. A female pedestrian, identified as Myung Park, 68, of Westbury, was struck by the defendant while crossing from east to west on Glen Cove Road, in the vicinity of Westbury Avenue.  
 
The defendant fled the scene and failed to properly notify the police. A Nassau County Police Medic pronounced the victim deceased at 5:40 a.m. The defendant returned back to the scene during the police investigation and was placed into police custody, without incident, by 3rd Precinct police.  The defendant’s vehicle was impounded as evidence. There were no other injuries at scene and the investigation is ongoing. 
 
Defendant, Jose Monterroso, is being charged with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Auto Accident. He was arraigned today, Wednesday, December 06, 2017 in First District Court in Hempstead.
 
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