Long Island man arrested on DWI charges after pedestrian struck, killed: police

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Timothy Burke, 43, was arrested on DWI charges after police say he struck and killed a 51-year-old pedestrian. (Photo: Suffolk County Police Department)

Timothy Burke, 43, was arrested on DWI charges after police say he struck and killed a 51-year-old pedestrian. (Photo: Suffolk County Police Department)

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. — Police arrested a 43-year-old Long Island man after they say he struck and killed a pedestrian while driving drunk Friday night.

Timothy Burke, of St. James,  was driving a 2006 Dodge Charger northbound on Route 111 around 8:30 p.m. when he hit Kenneth Rich, 51, who was crossing the street.

Rich, of Smithtown, was pronounced dead at the scene. Burke was charged with driving while intoxicated and will be arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip Saturday.

The investigation is ongoing. Detectives as asking anyone with information to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555.