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Christopher Bacayon sentenced in fatal hit and run, DA says

The man charged with leaving the scene of an accident where a disabled man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a car in West Babylon was ordered to serve up to 4 1⁄2 years in prison Tuesday, nearly a year after the crash.

After his plea to the crime, Christopher Bacayon, 36, of West Babylon, was sentenced to 18 months to 4 1⁄2 years in prison in connection with the Oct. 16, 2015, death of Michael Dora, 40, also of West Babylon, who was struck at about 9:15 p.m. on Great East Neck Road near Nill Street, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said in a news release.

Bacayon’s attorney, Ira Rosenberg of Central Islip, could not be reached for comment.

Bacayon admitted before State Supreme Court Judge Fernando Camacho that he left a Route 110 nightclub in his 2011 Infiniti G37 on the night of the crash and that he knew he had hit and seriously injured or killed someone while driving, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said black box data showed Bacayon was traveling at 60 miles per hour at the time. They had recommended that Bacayon be sentenced to 2 1⁄3 to 7 years in prison.

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