UPDATE: Cops ID Man Injured in E. Farmingdale Hit and Run

UPDATE: Kenneth Wiggins has been identified as the man critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in East Farmingdale on Tuesday. Wiggins, 64, had been previously reported missing from a homeless shelter in Hillside, New Jersey.

Suffolk County Police are investigating a hit-and-run that critically injured a pedestrian in East Farmingdale Tuesday night.

A male pedestrian, in his 60s, was walking on Wellwood Avenue when he was struck by a 2008 Mercedes Benz, driven by Oliver David, who was traveling south on Wellwood Avenue at 10:50 p.m.

David, 41, of Freeport, was attempting to stop southbound traffic on Wellwood Avenue when a second vehicle, described as an older model silver Nissan Altima, also struck the injured pedestrian and then fled the scene.

The driver of the Nissan was last seen heading south on Wellwood Avenue towards Southern State Parkway.

The victim was transported by Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is being treated for head and internal injuries.

David was not charged. 

The investigation is continuing.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

All calls will be kept confidential.


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