For Immediate Release
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Incident: Teenage Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash
Location: Nesconset Highway, West of Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station
Date/Time: Saturday, August 24, 2019 at approximately 9:25 p.

Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a teenage pedestrian in Port Jefferson Station last night.


Jenna Perez was crossing Nesconset Highway southbound, approximately 300 feet west of Terryville Road, when she was struck by a vehicle believed to be travelling westbound on Nesconset Highway at approximately 9:25 p.m. The vehicle fled the scene.


Perez, 17, of Selden, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 19-478858
Suffolk County Police Department

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