Long Island woman dies after being struck, dragged by van; boyfriend injured

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SUFFOLK COUNTY — A woman is dead after a van struck her and a man in an AutoZone driveway in North Babylon, dragging the woman several blocks.

The hit-and-run occurred Monday afternoon in the driveway at Commack Road and Route 231 near an AutoZone. The driver – who is a delivery man employed by AutoZone – and the van were located about 30 minutes away – in Ronkonkoma – at another AutoZone store location.

Ann Marie Christina, 38, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital, police said. Eric Krems, 40, was treated and released.

Police arrested driver Donnell Hicks. Hicks, 26, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.  He’s set to be arraigned on Tuesday.

A spokesperson told PIX11 the company is aware of the incident and is cooperating with authorities, but will not add additional commentary as investigation is ongoing.

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