Man Arrested for DWI in Motor Vehicle Crash -Pedestrian On Lawn Mower Dies

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Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Fort Salonga, New York, on Sunken Meadow Road near Trescott Path  September 29, 2017 at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Nicholas Pineda-Maldonado, 58, was operating a stand behind lawn mower on Sunken Meadow Road in the roadway when he was struck by a 2008 Saturn that was traveling southbound on Sunken Meadow Road near Trescott Path on September 29, 2017 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Police have stated that today Saturday September 30, 2017 that Nicholas Pineda-Maldonando passed away from his injuries.

Pineda-Maldonado was transported to Saint Catherine of Sienna Medical Center in Smithtown, for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the Saturn, Eugene Coyne, 69, of Kings Park, was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

Police Mugshot -Eugene Coyne

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Coyne will be held overnight at the Third Precinct and scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on September 30, 2017.

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