New York: cops say Timothy Burke was boozing it up when he nailed and killed Kenneth Rich

Timothy Burke, of St. James, Suffolk County Police NY DUI fatal killed pedestrian

Man Arrested for DWI after Pedestrian Killed in Smithtown Crash

SMITHTOWN, NY. (10/10/2015) – Suffolk County Police report that they have arrested a Saint James man for driving while intoxicated after a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Smithtown last night.

Timothy Burke, 43, was driving a 2006 Dodge Charger northbound on Route 111 when his vehicle struck a pedestrian who was crossing Route 111 at 8:30 p.m.

The pedestrian, Kenneth Rich, 51, of Smithtown, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Burke was charged with driving while intoxicated and will be arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip on October 10.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact theVehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555.

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