Police offer reward in fatal hit-and-run crash in Riverhead

Oliver Street in Riverhead

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town police detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify the driver and vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Riverhead last month.

Shortly after dusk on Nov. 5, Daniel Flammia, 47, left Gala Fresh Farms in Riverhead after grocery shopping and was walking home when he was hit around 6 p.m. by a passing vehicle that didn’t stop, police said.

The crash occurred in the shoulder on Oliver Street, about 300 feet south of Route 58, officials said.

Daniel FlammiaThe impact left the Riverhead resident with two broken legs, according to his family. While his injuries didn’t appear life-threatening at the time — Mr. Flammia was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Riverhead ambulance volunteers — he died Nov. 17 at PBMC after he had been recovering at Acadia Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential, according to police.

Photos: (Top) The crash occurred on Oliver Street, south of Route 58, on Nov. 5. (Credit: Google maps); (Left) Daniel Flammia. (Credit: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers)