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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