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Reginald Celifie of Lindenhurst killed in hit-and-run crash, Suffolk police say

Reginald Celifie, 32, of Lindenhurst died after the

Reginald Celifie, 32, of Lindenhurst died after the Honda he was driving collided at Brefni Street and Geraldine Avenue in North Amityville at about 6:20 p.m. Dec. 15, 2015, with a stolen Chevrolet Trailblazer whose driver fled the scene on foot. Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

He was driving to pick up his mom up for dinner. He never made it.

Now, police are searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle that slammed into Reginald Celifie’s Honda at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday in North Amityville, killing the Lindenhurst man.

Celifie, 32, was going east on Brefni Street when he was struck by a Chevrolet Trailblazer heading south on Geraldine Avenue, an intersection with a stop sign, authorities said.

The driver of the Chevy, which had been reported stolen Dec. 8, ran away, police said.

Celifie’s family told News 12 Long Island that he was going to take his mother out to dinner. They urged the driver to surrender.

“How can you live with this on your conscience, that you just killed somebody?” sister-in-law Dominique Bonapart said.

The suspect was about 20 years old, clean-shaven, with a slim build at 5 feet, 8 inches tall, police said. He wore blue jeans, a black-hooded sweatshirt and a black wool hat, police said.

Detectives ask anyone with information to call the vehicular crime unit at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

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