Nesconset Man Convicted of Fatal Hit-and-run

A Nesconset man was convicted Tuesday of killing a 23-year-old man in a hit-and-run crash in Hauppauge three years ago.

A Suffolk County jury found Craig Williams guilty of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, a felony.

Authorities said the 40-year-old man was driving on Route 347 when he struck Thomas Wik, also of Nesconset, shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.

Williams was arrested five months later and is free on $25,000 bail.

Garden City-based attorney Stephen Scaring was reportedly appointed as a special prosecutor in the case because Williams’ father was an investigator with the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.

Judge Stephen Braslow is scheduled to sentence Williams on Jan. 13.