STONY BROOK - Police say a Stony Brook student has been killed in a hit-and-run crash.
The incident happened on North Country Road just west of Main Street in Stony Brook late Wednesday night.
The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Artem Ayzen, of Brooklyn. According to police, he was rollerblading on North Country Road when he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling eastbound on North Country Road.
Police say the driver, whose vehicle was described as a dark-colored SUV with front-end damage, fled the scene at 10:55 p.m.
Officials at Stony Brook say Ayzen was a dedicated student who was pursuing his master's and doctorate degree in electrical engineering.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.