A Holtsville man pleaded guilty Monday to leaving the scene of an accident after his vehicle struck and killed a man in Huntington Station in August.
Kevin Galloway, 53, pleaded guilty to felony Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting, in the crash that killed 48-year-old Natividad Interiano, of Huntington, in August, Suffolk District Attorney Ray Tierney said.
Video footage captured Galloway driving his 2003 Chevrolet Suburban where it struck Interiano, who was attempting to cross East Pulaski Road near First Avenue at about 9:12 p.m. Interiano, who had been walking with a cane, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators said that after the crash Galloway fled the scene where another video surveillance camera captured him entering a BP Gas Station on Park Avenue. The video footage depicted Galloway pulling into the gas station, inspecting the front end of his vehicle, and pushing the left headlight back into the vehicle before driving away.
“This defendant left Mr. Interiano in the street to die,” Tierney said. “My office remains committed to thoroughly investigating vehicular fatalities and prosecuting drivers who jeopardize the safety of our roadways and citizens in Suffolk County.”
Galloway tried to evade law enforcement by replacing the hood, front grill, and rims of his vehicle, Tierney said.Then he took the damaged parts of the vehicle to a recycling center in Medford where they were scrapped for cash. Galloway was arrested on Sept. 1, when he admitted to driving the vehicle at the time of the collision.
Galloway is due back in court for sentencing on Jan. 10.