8-month-old baby dead, mother injured, in hit-and-run crash on Long Island
An 8-month-old baby girl has died and her mother was injured after a hit-and-run crash on Long Island, officials said.
The baby, identified by police as Saige Berry, was in a 2006 Nissan Murano heading eastbound on Davidson St. near Pine St. in Wyandanch about 9 p.m. Sunday when the car collided with a westbound 2010 Lexus and overturned, Suffolk County police said.
The driver of the Nissan abandoned little Saige and her mom, Dywanna Finney, 24 , and fled on foot, cops said.
Saige, who wasn’t in a car seat, was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip in critical condition and died Monday, police said.
Finney and the driver of the Lexus, Tyesha Forte, 42, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Police were searching for the Nissan driver Monday night; authorities wouldn’t disclose the driver’s relationship to the baby and her mom.