Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander
On Sunday, March 19, 2017, at approximately 11:30 pm, troopers from the State Police Riverside Barracks responded to a Car/Pedestrian motor vehicle accident which occurred on Old Country Road (CR-58) at the intersection of Kroemer Avenue, in the Town of Riverhead. Preliminary investigation revealed that a pedestrian was crossing Old Country Road in a southerly direction, when a passing motorist traveling westbound struck the pedestrian. The operator of the vehicle remained at the scene and rendered first aid. The pedestrian, identified as April L. Varela, age 47, of Levittown, NY, sustained a serious head injury and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased. No criminality is suspected.
The State Police are requesting that any witnesses that may have observed the collision contact the State Police at (631) 756-3300.