Ronkonkoma Man Sentenced for Fatal Hit-and-run

A Ronkonkoma man was sentenced Wednesday to time served—one year in jail—after he admitted to killing a 21-year-old college student in Brentwood three years ago.

Craig Brackley Perkins had pleaded guilty at Suffolk County court in October to leaving the scene of an accident without reporting.

The 55-year-old man was driving his Ford pickup truck eastbound on the Long Island Expressway service road when he struck and killed Kieran Smith of Kings Park, whose Nissan had become disabled on Sunday, April 1, 2012, authorities said at the time.

A passing driver found the victim’s body on the road hours later and called 911 shortly before 8 a.m. that morning, police have said.

Prosecutors have said that Perkins turned himself in days later and admitted his involvement in the crash.

Judge Stephen Braslow also sentenced Perkins to 5 years probation and fines.