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Jul 30, 2019 11:10 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Delivery Driver In Fatal Hit And Run Arraigned On Tuesday

Jul 30, 2019 5:18 PM

UPDATE: Tuesday, 4:40 p.m.

Donnell Hicks was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Tuesday morning and held on $250,000 bond or $100,000 cash, according to court documents.

He is due to appear back in court on Friday, August 2.

ORIGINAL STORY:

An East Quogue woman was killed on Monday after she was struck by a delivery van, became lodged under the truck and dragged for several blocks in North Babylon.

The driver of the van, Donnell Hicks, 26, of Queens, was arrested by Suffolk County Police a short time later and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, a felony.

Mr. Hicks, of Springfield Gardens, an AutoZone delivery man, was driving a 2017 Dodge Ram work truck when he struck and killed Ann Marie Christina, 38, of East Quogue. He also struck Eric Krems, 40, who sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to a police press release. Police did not provide an address for Mr. Krems.

After striking the two people in front of the Deer Park Avenue AutoZone at approximately 1:04 p.m., Mr. Hicks continued traveling north on Deer Park Avenue, dragging Ms. Christina, who was caught underneath the vehicle.

According to police, when Mr. Hicks turned right onto Shade Street, Ms. Christina became dislodged from the undercarriage and came to rest in the roadway. Mr. Hicks continued on his route.

Ms. Christina and Mr. Krems were both transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where Ms. Christina was pronounced dead. Mr. Krems was released after being treated for minor injuries, police said.

Suffolk County Police detectives later located Mr. Hicks at approximately 1:57 p.m. at the AutoZone on Portion Road in Ronkonkoma, where he was arrested.

Mr. Hicks was transported to the Suffolk County Police Department’s Sixth Precinct on Middle County Road in Selden and held overnight for morning arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip.

The details of his arraignment were not immediately available on Tuesday morning.

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