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Ronkonkoma Man Turns Himself In Following Fatal Hit-and-Run

Craig Perkins, 53, of Ronkokoma turned himself into the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday and offered a not guilty plea.

A 53-year-old Ronkonkoma man turned himself into county officials on Wednesday, and offered a plea of not guilty, in relation to leaving the scene of the fatal accident which left a Kings Park man dead.

According to Robert Clifford of the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Craig Perkins, accompanied by his attorney, turned himself in to the district attorney's office, where he was questioned by police and prosecutors and admitted his involvement in the

According to police, Smith was driving a 2008 Nissan on the Long Island Expressway when his vehicle became disabled. Smith left his vehicle and was walking on Express Drive South when he was apparently struck and killed by a car, whose driver fled the scene.

A passing motorist discovered Smith’s body on the shoulder and called police at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, police said.

According to the D.A.'s office, Perkins is cooperating in the ongoing investigation. His vehicle, a 2010 Ford pickup, is being inspected by analysts at the Suffolk County Crime Lab.

Smith was laid to rest Thursday, following a blessing at St. Joseph's Church, at Commack Cemetary.

Ranie Schoenstein November 02, 2012 at 01:34 AM
perkins turned himself in ONLY becouse his blood alchole was clean 3 days later. He's a murderer
Ranie Schoenstein November 02, 2012 at 01:43 AM
I know perkins. I grew up with him .. He was a scum ball then and still is. PLEASE PEOPLE, DO NOT USE PERKERLATOR CESSPOOL COMPANY... ( HE WAS DRINKING AND DRIVING ) THIS POOR BOY KEIRANS CAR BROKE DOWN ON THE L.I.E. ( PERKINS0 WAS DRIVING FROM NORTHPORT BAR AND HIT HIM WHILE HE WAS WALKING TO A GAS STATION... HE HIT AND KILLED HIM AND DROVE OFF. LEAVING HIM FOR 3 HOUSR FOR SOME POOR MOTERIST ON THERE WAY TO WORK TO DISCOVER HIM.... HE WAS 6FEET 3 INCHES - 180LBS, AND THIS PRICK SAID HE FELT A THUMP AND KEPT DRIVING, ARE YOU KIDDING ME...... YOU HAVE DESTOYED SOOOOOO MANY POEPLES LIVES..... PLEASE LET JUSTICE HAPPEN. PEOPLE THINK HE HAD A CONTIONUS AND TURNED HIMSELF IN, ( HE GOT COUGHT THATS WHY )!!!!! YOU BASTERED... ROT IN HELL (RANIE S. )
Ranie Schoenstein November 02, 2012 at 01:47 AM
GUILTY, GUILTY GUILTY, DO NOT USE PERKERLATOR CESSPOOL CO. YOUR PUTTING $ IN A AN ANIMALS HAND WHO HIT AND KILLED A 21 YEAR OLD BOY WHO'S CAR BROKE DOWN. AND KEPT GOING TO SAVE HIS ASS SO HE WOULD'NT GET A D.W.I., HE LET THIS BOY LAY THERE AND DIE.
Ranie Schoenstein November 02, 2012 at 01:50 AM
I WOULD LIKE FOR THOSE WHO READ THIS TO KEEP ME INFORMED AND HELP IN SOME WAY, ANY WAY, TO PUT THIS PEICE IF SHIT AWAY... CALL ME IF YOU SAW HIM DRUNK. THE D.A. SAID ALL SHE NEEDS IS FOR ONE PERSON TO COME FORWARD. YOU WON'T GET INTO TROUBLE, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL ME, HELP US PLEASE..... 631-385-1710
Darren kellman December 09, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Poor kid it sucks he should do his time. you not allowes to walk on the the LIE he should of called for help in stead of walking.just saying r.i.p

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