Central Islip Man Nabbed for Fatal Hit-and-run

Sylvestro Liotta
Sylvestro Liotta

A Central Islip man wanted for killing a 38-year-old man in a hit-and-run crash two months ago has been apprehended at the Canadian border last week.

Sylvestro Liotta was indicted on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and other counts.

Prosecutors said the 45-year-old man ran over Orlando Marquez on Caleb’s Path near the victim’s Brentwood home on Feb. 18 and fled the scene.

Border patrol officers discovered Liotta had a warrant for his arrest during a routine check of passengers traveling to Canada on a Trailways bus.

He was removed from the bus Wednesday at a checkpoint on a bridge to Fort Erie, Ontario.

He will be arraigned Tuesday before Judge Fernando Camacho at First District court in Central Islip.