A Merrick woman was arrested for allegedly killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash in Freeport over the Independence Day weekend, Nassau County police said.

Stephanie Beeker was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with death.

Police said the 66-year-old woman was driving a Nissan Altima eastbound on Sunrise Highway when she hit an unidentified male who was crossing Route 27 west of Buffalo Avenue at 11 p.m. July 4. She reportedly kept on driving.

The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a half hour later.

Police apprehended the suspect in Baldwin about 90 minutes later.

Bail for Beeker was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. She is due back in court Wednesday.

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