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Leaving the Scene (Ronkonkoma)

CW# 23-089/RD

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the driver who fled the scene after killing a pedestrian in Ronkonkoma last year.

A Fast Cash Reward of up to $5,000 is now being offered for information that leads to an arrest. The reward will be issued within seven days of an arrest.

On December 5th, 2022 at about 8pm, Robert Twiford, (pictured below), parked his vehicle on the off ramp of eastbound Long Island Expressway at exit 60, exited the vehicle, and, while in the lane of travel, was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. Twiford, 61, of Melville, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A short after the accident, the driver of the fleeing vehicle stopped on Garrity Avenue in Ronkonkoma and exited his vehicle, which is described as a light-colored, possibly gray, 2015 to 2018 Ford Focus hatchback, and examined it with a flashlight. (see pics below)

For video of the incident, visit Click on Wanted for Ronkonkoma Leaving the Scene 22-709531

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this incident can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


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