A lady out strolling early Friday morning in Wheatley Heights, the place she lives, died after she was struck by a driver who has been charged with driving whereas intoxicated, Suffolk police mentioned.
Blanche Pope, 60, was strolling alongside Major Avenue round 12:10 a.m. when she was hit by a 2020 Mitsubishi pushed by Shawnet Earle, 30, of Hempstead, who was headed east on Major Avenue at twenty sixth Avenue, in accordance with police.
Pope’s demise was pronounced on the scene, police mentioned.
Earle was charged with driving whereas intoxicated. One among her two grownup passengers suffered minor accidents and was taken to South Shore College Hospital in Bay Shore, police mentioned.
Earle was arraigned Friday. Her bail was set at $50,000 money or $100,000 bond, in accordance with courtroom data.
Her legal professional had no instant remark Saturday.
Anybody who might help investigators ought to name 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will stay confidential.