Brentwood Hit-and-run Driver Killed Fleeing Crash, Cops Say

An alleged hit-and-run driver died after Suffolk County police said he crashed his SUV while fleeing the scene of another crash moments earlier in Brentwood on Sunday evening, according to authorities.

Anthony Lapicola, 50, of Shoreham, was backing his Toyota RAV 4 out of a driveway on Candlewood Road when he struck an eastbound BMW and fled the scene northbound on Bishop Road at 4:45 p.m., police said.

Lapicola then crashed his SUV into a tree at the corner of Bishop Road and 9th Avenue, police said. He was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead shortly later. The other driver was not injured in the initial crash.

Third Squad detectives impounded the Toyota, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8352.

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