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Cops: 13-Year-Old Killed in Hit-and-Run; Driver Still at Large

Teen was struck in Levittown by blue minivan after midnight Sunday, cops said.

A teenage girl has died after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Levittown early Sunday, police said. 

Bryanna Suplin, 13, was crossing Hempstead Turnpike at Gardiners Avenue when she was struck by a minivan heading east at 12:02 a.m., cops said.

Suplin, who Newsday reported had Down syndrome and was trying to go visit her grandfather when she was hit, was rushed to Nassau University Medical Center with undisclosed "head and body trauma," and she was pronounced dead at 4:30 a.m. by hospital staff, police said. 

The driver fled the scene and police are looking for a vehicle described as a 2011-2013 blue Town and Country minivan. The driver fled east on Hempstead Turnpike before turning north onto the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the hit-and-run to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Mickey June 15, 2014 at 09:37 PM
Will bet the driver was probably drunk or on drugs... and by waiting until that's all out of their system he/she will get a lesser penalty when found...especially if he/she turns himself in once all traces of drink/drugs gone!! Come on people.... some camera must have caught SOMETHING!!
Angela June 15, 2014 at 11:44 PM
So sad, just saw the report on news 12.
Janet June 16, 2014 at 10:07 AM
If the color and kind of vehicle is known, it is a plus, if a camera caught this much info why can't it pick out the plate number!? God bless this poor family!
RITA June 16, 2014 at 02:52 PM
13 ? 12am ? Hempsted Tpke? Y

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