Woman killed on Route 58; police still hunting men who ditched car

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Police at the scene of Tuesday night's crash on Route 58.
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Police at the scene of Tuesday night’s crash on Route 58.

Wednesday update: The woman killed in Tuesday night’s hit-and-run crash has been identified as Kristina M. Tfelt, 26, of Northville Turnpike in Riverhead, town police said.

Investigators believe they know the the names of the two men who fled the scene, and that it’s just a matter of time before they’re tracked down, police sources said.

Previous Update: Police have confirmed Tuesday night’s crash on Route 58 as a fatal accident, in which a female pedestrian was killed and two men ditched a Cadillac sedan and fled the scene on foot.

K9 units and helicopters are searching for the suspects, state police said.

Earlier reports: A pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Route 58 in Riverhead Tuesday night and a section of the busy thoroughfare was closed to traffic as police launched an investigation, officials at the scene said.

The accident happened about 9:30 p.m. in front of Rocco’s pizzeria, on the south side of Route 58 near Woodcrest Avenue, and involved serious injuries, Riverhead police said.

A Cadillac remained on the scene, parked on the sidewalk, indicating the driver may have fled the area on foot.

A reporter did spot a police helicopter using a spotlight in an apparent search, mostly south of Route 58.

As of 10 p.m, the road remained closed in both directions between Osborn and Harrison avenues.

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