Christmas day crash in Islip

Teenager arrested for DWI after fatal pedestrian crash


Suffolk County Police arrested a teenager on Christmas day for driving while intoxicated after he struck two pedestrians, killing one and seriously injuring the other, police said in a press release.

Police said an 18-year-old from Bay Shore was driving a 2004 Honda Pilot eastbound in front of 2455 Union Blvd. when his vehicle left the roadway and struck two pedestrians walking in front of an apartment building at 2:44 p.m. The Honda also hit a parked 2001 Toyota Camry, an electronic pedestrian crossing sign and a tree, the release said.

Luis Trujillo, 67, of Islip has been identified as the pedestrian killed and was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, police said. Veronica Deleon, 47, of Brentwood has been identified as the pedestrian who suffered serious injuries in the crash. Police said Deleon was walking with the Trujillo at the time of the crash and was transported via ambulance to South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore with serious injuries.

According to the release, the arrestee was released from the hospital and arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on December 26. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. 

The Honda was impounded. Major Case detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call Major Case at 631-852-6555 or Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.