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Central Islip Woman Charged With Fatal Hit-and-run

Vierka Batista-Coronado
Vierka Batista-Coronado

A woman was arrested for allegedly hitting and killing a 44-year-old man who was crossing a road in the victim’s hometown of Central Islip over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.

Vierka Batista-Coronado, 33, also of Central Islip, was driving her vehicle eastbound on Suffolk Avenue when she struck Jose Lino Martinez near the corner of Applegate Drive at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, police said.

The victim was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. She will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Major Case Unit detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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