Miller Place Woman Killed in Hit-and-run

A hit-and-run driver killed a 40-year-old woman while the victim walked along a road in her hometown of Miller Place on Saturday night, Suffolk County police said.

Tracy Mangino was walking on the side of North Country Road when she was struck from behind by an eastbound commercial, box-type truck that fled the scene east of Block Island Drive at 11:13 p.m., police said.

The victim was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, where she died.

Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has any information about the incident to call them at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.