Cops: Drugged Driver Crashes, Fatally Pins Woman Pumping Gas

Renee McKinney
Renee McKinney

A 62-year-old Mastic woman died tragically this weekend when she became pinned between her car and a gas pump after another car slammed into the gas station in Shirley, Suffolk County police said.

Rosalie Koening was extricated and transported to a nearby hospital on Saturday, but she succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, police said.

The driver in the fatal crash, 53-year-old Renee McKinney, was arrested at the scene and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. McKinney had reportedly overdosed prior to the crash.

Police said McKinney was driving a 2002 Nisan Altima north on William Floyd Parkway near Moriches Middle Island Road at 11:25 a.m. Saturday when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a Mobil station gas pump. Koenig, who was on the other side of the pump, became wedged between the pump and her vehicle, police said.

Seriously injured, Koenig was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue. On Sunday, she was pronounced dead at Stony Brook University Hospital.

A passenger in McKinney’s car walked away unharmed.

At her arraignment on Sunday, McKinney was held on $100,000 cash bail and $300,000 bond.