Police Search For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Left Man To Die In Huntington

Originally published: August 27, 2013
Updated: August 27, 2013 at 9:58 am
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Police say the suspect is accused of leaving an injured man lying on Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station.


Huntington, NY (MorichesDaily) – Suffolk County Police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Huntington Station earlier this month.

Police say the suspect is accused of leaving an injured man lying on Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station.

Investigators believe it was a metallic green vehicle that struck Richard Wright on August 4 around 9:30 pm.

The Huntington man suffered head injuries and broken bones, but he is expected to survive.

Richard Wright, 31, of Huntington, was crossing Jericho Turnpike, west of Manor Road, when he was struck by a vehicle on August 4 at approximately 9:30 p.m.

The vehicle is believed to have been heading eastbound on Jericho Turnpike and was a green metallic color.

Wright was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in serious condition with head injuries and broken bones.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

All calls will be kept confidential.


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