Daughter of DWI victim: Dad 'loved everybody around him'

The daughter of a Ronkonkoma man who was killed when he was struck by a suspected drunk driver yesterday says her father did not deserve

RONKONKOMA - The daughter of a Ronkonkoma man who was killed when he was struck by a suspected drunk driver yesterday says her father did not deserve to die so senselessly. Police say Frank Avino, 63, was killed in Queens while working as a city-contracted electrician on Grand Central Parkway. City officials say Avino was working on the street lights at around 11 a.m. when an alleged drunk driver crashed into him. Dawn-Marie Avino Waits, the victim's daughter, wants the world to know what kind of a man her father was. She tells News 12 Long Island that her father did not deserve to die the way that he did and that "he had a heart bigger than the world and he loved everybody around him." She also says that she hopes her father's death will make drivers think twice about getting behind the wheel while drunk, so that another family won't have to lose a loved one too soon. The NYPD has arrested Munshi Abdullah, 26, of the Jamaica Hills section of Queens. He is charged with vehicular manslaughter, resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated.

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