Cedarhurst man killed in hit-and-run
A prominent dentist from Cedarhurst was struck by two cars and killed while crossing 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge Thursday night.
Police say 21-year-old Connecticut resident Karissa McFaline, the driver who initially hit Dr. Harry Lewner, fled the scene but later turned herself in.
McFaline was charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death. The driver of the second car was not charged.
Lewner's longtime secretary, Joanna Leask, says the 58-year-old Lewner lived for his wife, two sons and grandchildren. She also says he cared deeply about his patients.