The alleged driver in a deadly hit-and-run in East Northport faced a judge today.

Police say 24-year-old Ryan Bales hit 20-year-old Alex Zydel on Soundview Avenue early Thursday morning.

Zydel had initially crashed his SUV into a tree at around 1 a.m. and was thrown out of the car upon impact. Police say Bales was driving by when he struck Zydel and then took off.

A witness told...

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