Police: Driver who hit woman at gas station overdosed on heroin
Police say a Mastic driver who fatally struck a woman at a Shirley gas station on Saturday was overdosing on heroin at the time of the crash.
Surveillance video shows a driver plowing into Rosalie Koenig as she pumped gas at a Mobil Station on William Floyd Parkway.
Koenig was pinned between the pump and her car Saturday and died on Sunday.
"I went around and saw the lady on the ground," says Rayshon Miller, who pulled into the gas station just after the crash. "She still had the gas nozzle in her hand."
Witnesses say a car drove off of the parkway, rode up on the grass and performed a full U-turn before slamming into the pump.
Officials say the driver, Renee McKinney, overdosed on heroin before hitting the pumps. According to court records, McKinney admitted to being high on heroin and crashed the car because she had overdosed. She was revived at the scene with the opiate reversing drug, Narcan.
"My wife is not supposed to die like that -- from somebody that uses drugs in the street and drives," says Margaro Maisonet, Koenig's grieving husband, who was in a state of disbelief Monday.
McKinney has been charged with impaired driving, and will likely face upgraded charges. Police say McKinney has a prior criminal record stretching back 20 years.