Suffolk County Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit and run incident in West Islip earlier this month.
on July 2, Jason Nelson, 27, of Brightwaters, was outside a residence on Sandra Ave. when an unknown type of vehicle traveling northbound struck him, according to police. Nelson suffered severe head injuries and was later pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
Police said the driver of the vehicle did not stop and did not report the crash. Authorities believe the incident may have been preceded by a brief altercation between Nelson and the driver of the vehicle
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident or the vehicle involved to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
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