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One Dead in Daytime DWI Crash, Cops Say

Central Islip (WALK) - An East Islip man is under arrest after yet another accident that police are blaming on drunk driving.

According to investigators, Charles Koukalenios, 29, was headed north on Carleton Avenue in Central Islip, near Spur Drive North, when his Camaro crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck a Buick Century head-on. It happened around 3:30 PM on Sunday.

The woman at the wheel of the Buick was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead. She has been identified as Mary Rogalle, 84, of Central Islip.

The suspect was also hurt in the crash, though his injuries are not life-threatening, police say.

Detectives ask that anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about it please call Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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