Infant killed, mother injured in Long Island hit-and-run accident


WYANDANCH, LONG ISLAND, NY – Police on Long Island say a driver left the scene following a crash that killed a baby girl and injured her mother, Newsday reports.

The accident happened in the area of Davidson Street and Pine Street in Wyandanch Sunday night at about 9 p.m. Suffolk County Police say a 2009 Nissan Murano was headed east on Davidson Street when it collided with a westbound Lexus and overturned. The Nissan driver fled the scene on foot.

According to police, an 8-month-old girl in the Nissan was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where she was pronounced dead. The girl’s mother, 24-year-old Dywanna Finney of Wyandanch, was a passenger in the vehicle. She was taken to the same hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The Lexus driver, 42-year-old Tyesha Forte of Wyandanch, suffered minor injuries. The crash is under investigation by detectives with the Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit.

No arrests have been made in the case.  The driver’s relationship to the baby and her mother was not disclosed.

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