Huntington hit-and-run victim dies, Dix Hills teen arrested

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Police arrested Veronica Borracci, a 17-year-old from Dix Hills. Police arrested Veronica Borracci, a 17-year-old from Dix Hills.
News 12 has discovered a YouTube video in which Borracci discusses the moon and its phases for a Science Ambassador Scholarship. News 12 has discovered a YouTube video in which Borracci discusses the moon and its phases for a Science Ambassador Scholarship.
HUNTINGTON -

The Greenlawn man who fell victim to a hit-and-run in Huntington early Thursday morning has died, police say, and a 17-year-old girl faces charges for allegedly leaving the scene.

Sair Rodriguez, 32, was walking on the shoulder of Broadway at the intersection with Legacy Court when a southbound car struck him and left the scene, according to authorities.

The Greenlawn Fire Department took him to Huntington Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He later died.

Detectives were looking for a blue Hyundai Elantra. Nine hours later, they arrested Veronica Borracci, a 17-year-old from Dix Hills.

She graduated Commack High School in June. News 12 has discovered a YouTube video in which she discusses the moon and its phases for a Science Ambassador Scholarship.

Now she faces charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Her arraignment is Friday morning in Central Islip.

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