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NCPD: Deer Park Man Arrested in Connection with November Hit-and-Run Death of Levittown Teen

Daniel Coppolo, 31, is accused of running over and killing Taranjit K. Parmar, 18, after a minor vehicle accident on Hempstead Turnpike, officials report.

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NCPD reports the arrest of Daniel Coppolo of Deer Park, 31, for a fatal vehicular accident on Thursday, November 9, in Levittown.

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Levittown, NY - December 24, 2017 - The Homicide Squad reports that Daniel Coppolo, 31, of Deer Park, has been arrested in regards to a fatal vehicular accident that occurred on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 4:58 pm in Levittown.
According to detectives, Taranjit K. Parmar, 18, of Levittown, while operating a 2018 Jeep traveling eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike, was struck by a red pickup truck allegedly driven by Coppolo traveling northbound, attempting to turn eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike in the vicinity of  Gardiners Lane. After the minor collision, both operators immediately pulled off the roadway at 3300 Hempstead Turnpike. While Parmar was out of her vehicle, the Coppolo fled the scene striking the victim and running her over. The subject fled eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike.
Nassau County Police Ambulance transported the victim, who sustained trauma to the head and chest, to an area hospital where she was later pronounced deceased by a staff physician.
Coppolo is being charged with Manslaughter 2nd degree, Leaving the Scene of an Accident With Death, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at First District Court, Hempstead.
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