Huntington Station Fatal Hit-and-run Suspect Nabbed

Richard Wright
Richard Wright

A suspect has been apprehended for allegedly killing a 25-year-old pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash in Huntington Station last month, Suffolk County police said.

Richard Wright was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an incident without reporting involving a fatality.

Vehicular Crime Unit detectives alleged the 27-year-old suspect was driving southbound on New York Avenue when he struck Reinaldo Velasquez-Yanes, who was crossing the road north of East 12th Street shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4.

Both the suspect and the victim are from Huntington Station.

Wright will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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