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Cops: LI man charged with DWI after fatal crash

Suffolk County police at the scene of a

Suffolk County police at the scene of a crash on Terry Road in Hauppauge on Monday. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

A Hauppauge man was charged with driving while intoxicated after an early Monday morning crash that killed a passenger in his car, police said.

Scott Brunengraber, 45, was driving a 2016 Lexus on Terry Road in Hauppauge when he struck a parked 2017 Toyota at about 3:15 a.m., Suffolk County police said. Brunengraber pulled over on Ingrid Court and the passenger was taken to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

The identity of the victim was not released, pending notification of next of kin, police said.

Brunengraber was charged with driving while intoxicated and second degree reckless endangerment , police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip, police said.

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