An East Patchogue man was arrested and charged Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Coram last week, police said.
Abdelgheni Dakyouk, 48, was charged with leaving the scene of an incident without reporting involving a fatality following an investigation by detectives with the Vehicular Crime Unit, Suffolk police said. He was being held Wednesday night at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning at First District Court in Central Islip.
A vehicle driven by Dakyouk struck the victim as he walked north along Route 112 between Granny Road and Route 25, shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.StoryCops: Pedestrian killed may be Medford manphotosLI car accidentsVideoCops: Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in Coram
The victim has been tentatively identified as a 37-year-old Medford man who was originally from Guatemala, police said. His wife and children have been notified, police said.
Suffolk police withheld the man's identity "pending positive identification" by detectives and the county medical examiner's office.