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Dentist from LI killed by car near Brooklyn office

A dentist from Long Island was killed crossing a street near his Brooklyn office late Thursday night, struck by two cars, the first of which fled the scene, New York police said. The driver of the first car has been arrested.

Dr. Harry Lewner, 58, of Cedarhurst, was crossing Fourth Avenue near 79th Street in Bay Ridge when he was struck by a Kia being driven by Karissa McFaline, 21, at 9:14 p.m. Thursday, police said.

McFaline, of 31 Maple St., Bristol, Conn., fled the scene headed northbound, and Lewner was then struck by a southbound 2001 Honda, police said. That driver, a 57-year-old woman, remained at the scene, police said. She was not charged in the incident.

McFaline was later arrested when she turned herself in to the NYPD at the 7th Precinct in Manhattan at 10:40 p.m.

She was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, police said.

Arraignment details were not immediately available.

The Web site for Lewner's practice said he was a 1976 graduate of the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and that he did postgraduate work at the Northport VA Medical Center. An online dental review service Web site had glowing words about Lewner in a 2005 review calling him "a wonderful dentist."

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