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Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

In front of 559 Rosevale Ave., Ronkonkoma, Between Thursday, February 14 at 7:20 p.m. and Friday, February 15 at approximately 12:20 a.m.

Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Ronkonkoma.

Christopher Grassia was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Rosevale Ave., south of Richmond Blvd., and a passerby discovered the victim and called 911 at approximately 12:20 a.m. Police believe the vehicle was a blue Dodge Ram pickup truck with front end damage as a result of the crash and that the incident may have occurred between 7:20 p.m. on February 14 and 12:20 a.m. today.

Grassia, 46, of Ronkonkoma, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


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