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Woman Arrested for DWAI By Drugs After Killing Woman in Crash at Local Gas Station

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RENEE MCKINNEY

RENEE MCKINNEY

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Mastic woman for driving while ability impaired by drugs after she was involved in a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian who was pumping gas in Shirley, Saturday morning.
Renee McKinney was operating a 2002 Nissan Altima northbound on William Floyd Parkway near Moriches Middle Island Road at approximately 11:25 a.m. when she attempted to make a right turn into the Mobil gas station, missed the turn and struck a gas pump, knocking it over. Rosalie Koenig, who was pumping gas on the other side of the pump, became wedged between the pump and her vehicle, a 2014 Nissan Frontier.
Koenig, 62, of Mastic, was extricated by Emergency Services Section officers and was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue by Ridge Ambulance Service for treatment of serious injuries. She was later transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital were she died from her injuries.
McKinney, 53, of Mastic, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center by Ridge Ambulance Service as a precaution. McKinney’s passenger Iesha Lemay, 33, also of Mastic, was uninjured.
McKinney was arrested and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and was arraigned in First District Court on Monday.
Funeral and memorial services have been scheduled for Koenig at Davin’s Funeral home in Mastic on Friday, January 20, 2017.
Friends and family have set up a Go-Fund me page to help cover costs of Koenig’s funeral. Anyone interested in making a donation can log on.

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