A Fast Cash Reward of up to $5,000 is now being offered for information that leads to an arrest of a driver who was involved in a hit-and-run last year in Ronkonkoma. The reward will be issued within seven days of an arrest.
Robert Twiford parked his vehicle on the off ramp of eastbound Long Island Expressway at exit 60, exited the vehicle, and, while in the lane of travel, was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene on December 5, 2022 at approximately 8 p.m. A short time later, the driver of the fleeing vehicle stopped on Garrity Avenue in Ronkonkoma and exited his vehicle, which is described as a light-colored, possibly gray, 2015 to 2018 Ford Focus hatchback, and examined it with a flashlight.
Twiford, 61, of Melville, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, utilizing a
mobile app which can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play by searching P3 Tips, or online at www.P3Tips.com.
All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.
For video of the incident, visit www.youtube.com/SCPDTV. Click on Wanted for Ronkonkoma Leaving the Scene 22-709531.