Driver sought in Setauket fatal hit-run

Suffolk County police vehicular crime unit detectives investigate

Suffolk County police vehicular crime unit detectives investigate a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Setauket. (Aug. 23, 2013) (Credit: Stringer News Service)

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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and detectives from the Vehicular Crime Unit are searching for a white vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian in Setauket in August.

Police on Thursday issued a news release on the death of Joseph Santiago, who was hit as he walked on Ridgeway Avenue at about 1:20 a.m. Aug. 23.

Santiago, 47, of Ridgeway Avenue, was hit by a white vehicle traveling west on the road, police said. The vehicle, which left the scene, could have sustained damage to its front end or undercarriage on the passenger side.

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Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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