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Krystal Berkowitz, 21, of Stony Brook, who was killed by a friend's SUV on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Her friend, Lawrence Pagano, 23, of Coram, has been charged with driving while intoxicated.(Credit: Kristy Leibowitz )

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Cops: DWI driver struck, killed friend

Lawrence Pagano, 23, of Coram, fatally struck close friend Kyrstal Berkowitz, 21, of Stony Brook, with his car along Nesconset Highway early Saturday -- minutes after she refused to ride with him, fearing he was drunk, police said.