Suffolk judge sends 'cowardly' man to prison for fleeing fatal crash – New York News

A Suffolk County judge denounced a Dix Hills man as “cowardly” before sending him to prison for running away from a car crash that injured the man’s girlfriend and killed a friend.


Rosaly Agosto, 32, initially had been charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol and drugs after his Ford Explorer overturned on Jan. 6 in Wyandanch.

But toxicology results showed he had no active drugs in his system and that his alcohol content was below the legal threshold, Assistant District Attorney Carl Borelli said in Central Islip.

Even so, Agosto ran when police arrived at the crash scene, after crawling across the injured Miguelina Rodriguez, his girlfriend, and leaving behind his friend, Solomon Maithya, 46, of Wyandanch, who was killed.

For that, Agosto pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho told Agosto that his actions were appalling.

Agosto mumbled an apology for the crime, but said the crash wasn’t his fault.

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