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Coram Man Charged With DWI In Connection With Friend's Death

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Police say a Long Island man struck and killed a friend after she got out of his car and started walking because she believed he was drunk.

Coram Man Charged With DWI In Connection With Friend's Death

The accident happened at around 4 a.m. Saturday in Setauket.

Suffolk County police say 23-year-old Lawrence Pagano, of Coram, called 911 after his car struck a 21-year-old female friend.

Police determined that the woman had gotten out of Pagano's car and started walking home because she was worried that he was drunk.

Police say Pagano pulled over to talk to the woman and his vehicle hit her.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not immediately released.

Pagano was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

No information on an attorney for Pagano was available.

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