Woman pushing stroller in Amagansett fatally struck by pickup truck

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AMAGANSETT, LONG ISLAND, NY – A man is under arrest after authorities say he left the scene of a fatal crash in Suffolk County on Wednesday, reports Newsday.

28-year-old Mark Corrado Jr. surrendered to police in connection with the incident on Montauk Highway in Amagansett, authorities said.  Police said Corrado was driving a Dodge pickup truck on Montauk Highway at about 11:42 a.m. when he struck a woman pushing her children in a stroller on the the shoulder of the highway.

The woman, 36-year-old Yuris Murillo Cruz of Amagansett, died of her injuries.  Her children, ages 1 and 4, were expected to recover but specific details on their injuries were not released. They were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Police said Corrado kept going after the crash, continued onto Napeague Lane and Marine Boulevard, then abandoned the pickup truck in nearby woods and fled the area. The vehicle was later located by officers.

Corrado, of West Babylon, turned himself in to East Hampton Town detectives at the Suffolk County Police Department and now is facing a charge of leaving the scene of an incident without reporting.

Police said they are continuing their investigation and that further charges are possible in the case.

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