Driver With Learner Permit Arrested After Fleeing From Deadly Hit and Run

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HAUPPAUGE, NY (PRESS RELEASE) – A Brentwood woman driving with a learner permit was arrested this morning for fleeing the scene of a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian last month.

Cherokee Fletcher was on the sidewalk at the intersection of Motor Parkway and Moreland Road in Hauppauge when she was struck and killed by a 2012 Hyundai, driven by Madeline Henriquez, on May 23 at approximately 10:15 p.m. The Hyundai was involved in a collision with another vehicle when it jumped the curb, killing Fletcher, 28, of Commack.

Henriquez, 22, was charged with Manslaughter 2nd Degree and Leaving the Scene of an Incident Involving a Fatality. She was also charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence for bringing her vehicle to a repair shop in an effort to conceal the damage from the crash.