HUNTINGTON STATION, NY – According to the Suffolk County District Attorney, Kevin Galloway of Holtsville has been sentenced to two to six years in prison for Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting. The incident, which occurred in August 2023 in Huntington Station, resulted in the tragic death of Natividad Interiano.
The Suffolk County District Attorney, Raymond A. Tierney, expressed his satisfaction with the conviction, stating that Galloway was aware of hitting a pedestrian but chose to ignore the victim’s plight. Instead of aiding Interiano, Galloway stopped at a gas station to inspect the damage to his vehicle. District Attorney Tierney commended the prosecutors for their dedication to securing this conviction, hoping that it brings some solace to Interiano’s loved ones.
Court documents and Galloway’s statements during his plea allocution provide insight into the incident. On the fateful evening of August 27, 2023, Galloway’s black 2003 Chevrolet Suburban collided with Interiano as he was crossing the intersection on East Pulaski Road. Interiano, who relied on a cane for mobility, tragically lost his life in the crash. Galloway then fled the scene, leaving behind a grieving family and a community in shock.
Video surveillance footage captured Galloway’s actions after the incident. He was seen entering a BP Gas Station on Park Avenue in Huntington Station, where he inspected the front end of his vehicle and adjusted the left headlight before departing. Galloway’s attempt to evade capture led him to replace the damaged parts of his car, including the hood, front grill, and rims. These replaced components were later scrapped for cash at a recycling center in Medford.
However, Galloway’s attempts to elude law enforcement were in vain. He was apprehended on September 1, 2023, after admitting to driving the vehicle during the collision. On November 6, 2023, Galloway pleaded guilty to Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting, a Class D felony, before Supreme Court Justice Timothy P. Mazzei.
In a recent court hearing, Justice Mazzei handed down a sentence of two to six years in prison for Galloway, in addition to revoking his driver’s license. The defense was represented by Eric Besso, Esq. This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys James McCormack and Raymond Varuolo of the Vehicular Crime Bureau, with Detective Joseph Bianco of the Suffolk County Police Department’s Major Case Unit providing invaluable investigative assistance.
The conviction and subsequent sentencing of Kevin Galloway serve as a reminder of the consequences of leaving the scene of an accident. It also highlights the importance of holding individuals accountable for their actions and seeking justice for the victims and their families.