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Long Island, NY – Driver Left Scene of Fatal Accident, Now Arrested

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Last Updated: 02-08-2022
Last Updated: 02-08-2022
Written by: Michael A. Rose and Gregory Hach

Long Island, NY – Driver Left Scene of Fatal Accident, Now Arrested

Posted on Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 at 6:40 pm    

Long Island, NY (December 23, 2018) – Police say that a driver was arrested after they fled the scene of a fatal accident that took the life of a husband and wife on Long Island.

At the time, 24-year-old Patrick Poillon was driving a Ford Explorer south on Huguenot Drive around 10:11 p.m. last night when he struck a Subaru that was traveling east. The driver of the Subaru was identified as 50-year-old William Molnar. He had his wife as a passenger in the vehicle, identified as 41-year-old Jean Molnar. The two were pronounced dead after the collision.

Poillon got out of his vehicle and fled the scene on foot. However, he was arrested late last night when police caught up to him. His 22-year-old passenger was injured and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Poillon has since received charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and is going to appear in court today. Police continue their investigation of the accident.

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Long Island, NY – Driver Left Scene of Fatal Accident, Now Arrested

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