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17-Year-Old Killed In Nesconset Highway Hit-Run Crash

Nesconset Highway near Terryville Road in Port Jefferson Station.
Nesconset Highway near Terryville Road in Port Jefferson Station. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A teenage girl was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Long Island.

It happened Saturday, Aug. 24 just before 9:30 p.m. in Port Jefferson Station, Suffolk County Police Major said.

The girl, Jenna Perez, 17, of Selden, was crossing Nesconset Highway southbound, approximately 300 feet west of Terryville Road, when she was struck by a vehicle believed to be traveling westbound, according to police. The vehicle fled the scene, police said.

Perez 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.

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