A pedestrian was seriously hurt in a hit-and-run early Tuesday morning as he tried to cross New York Avenue.
The Suffolk County Police Department said a dark-colored SUV hit 41-year-old William Alvarez-Jovel as he was trying to cross the street, at the intersection with West Hills Road in Huntington Station, shortly before 2 a.m. He suffered serious head and internal injuries in the crash and was admitted to Huntington Hospital.
According to police, the vehicle fled the scene but could have been a 2003 to 2005 black Honda Pilot, and would have sustained front-end damage in the collision. It had fled north on New York Avenue.
Detectives from the SCPD’s 2nd Squad are investigating the crash and ask anyone with information to call them at 631-854-8252, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-220-TIPS.
This story was updated on May 27 to include new police information on the make and model of the car suspected to have been involved in the hit-and-run crash.