Hicksville Fatal Hit-and-run Driver Sought

A 75-year-old Westbury man died five days after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Hicksville last week, Nassau County police said Thursday.

Augustine Sebaptiste was walking along West John Street when he was struck from behind by an eastbound vehicle near the corner of Alpha Plaza at 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, police said.

The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where died Monday of severe head trauma.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as blue and was last seen fleeing toward the Hicksville train station.

Second Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.