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Cops: Drunken driver hits, kills teen on Sunrise Highway

Suffolk County police investigate the scene of a

Suffolk County police investigate the scene of a fatal incident in Amityville on Wednesday night after an alleged drunken driver struck and killed a teenager on Sunrise Highway. (Dec. 1, 2010) Photo Credit: Stringer News

A teenager was killed by a drunken driver as she walked along Sunrise Highway near County Line Road Wednesday night in Amityville, Suffolk County police said.

Tynielle Silvera, 18, of Amityville was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police said Kenneth Serwan, 46, of North Broadway, Lindenhurst, was driving his 1996 Chevrolet eastbound on Sunrise when he struck Silvera.

He was arrested at the scene and charged with driving while intoxicated, police said. He is scheduled for arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Central Islip.

The Chevrolet was impounded for a safety check while police continue the investigation.

Police could not immediately say why Silvera was walking in the roadway and also did not release a blood-alcohol content reading for Serwan.

They are asking anyone who has information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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