Rita Wallace was driving a 2002 Honda Accord eastbound on Main Street when her vehicle struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street at 6:01 p.m, on Thursday, February 28. The pedestrian, Jean Carr, 78, of 44 Woodbury Way, Syosset, was transported to Huntington Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Wallace, 40, of 50 Willow Ave., Huntington, was treated at Huntington Hospital for minor injuries.
Wallace was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 2nd Degree, a misdemeanor, and released on bail.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.
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