Man arrested in fatal hit and run on Long Island

June 16, 2011 7:38:38 AM PDT
The driver behind a deadly hit and run on Long Island is under arrest and facing charges Thursday.

Just after midnight, police were alerted to a pedestrian lying in the street at Hempstead Turnpike and Poplar Street in West Hempstead.

Police and paramedics found a 23-year-old man with head trauma.

The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police say the operator of the vehicle, 38-year-old Joaquim Gloria, of Mineola, then fled the scene in the vehicle.

Gloria and his box truck were located a short time late. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with death.