Thomas Vaughan
Thomas Vaughan

A Lake Grove man has been arrested for drunken driving after he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian in Lake Ronkonkoma early Sunday morning, Suffolk County police said.

Thomas Vaughan was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer westbound on Express Drive North when his SUV struck a man who was in the lane of traffic near Carroll Avenue at 2:30 a.m., police said.

Gary Kroll, 59, of Lake Ronkonkoma,was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 59-year-old suspect was charged with driving while intoxicated. A judge set his bail at $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash. He is due back in court Monday.




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