The scene of the crash last night on West Main Street. Photo: Stringer News Service

Riverhead Police have charged a Moriches man in the fatal hit-and-run crash on West Main Street yesterday.

Police said following a series of tips received from the public, detectives were able to locate the involved vehicle at an auto body shop in the Riverhead area.

Christopher Oborski, 45, was charged today with one count of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in a fatality (a class D Felony), according to a police press release. Oborski was processed and held for arraignment, police said.

The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin, police said, was a 72-year-old Riverhead resident who was struck by an eastbound SUV as he attempted to cross the roadway in the vicinity of 629 W. Main St. at about 5 p.m. on Monday, police said in a press release Monday night. The victim was then struck by a westbound vehicle.

The SUV fled the scene eastbound, police said. The second vehicle remained at the scene, according to the report.

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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