Dix Hills Man Nabbed for Fleeing Crash That Hurt 2

A Dix Hills man has been arrested for allegedly running away from a car that he had crashed into a truck, leaving behind two injured passengers last week, Suffolk County police said.

William Koster was charged Sunday with leaving the scene of an accident.

Police said the 31-year-old was driving a Hyundai Sonata eastbound on Grand Boulevard in Deer Park, when he crashed into a Volvo 18-wheel tractor trailer shortly before midnight Monday, Feb. 24.

His two passengers, 20-year-old Daniel Garcia of North Babylon and 33-year-old Jani Martinez of Bay Shore, were treated at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.

The truck driver, Christopher Bertovich, 49, of Pennsylvania, was not injured.

Bail for Koster was set at $5,000 cash or $15,000 bond. He is due back in court Friday.

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