Author: Julie Fidler/Fri, May 02, 2014/Categories: Blog


A 24-year-old East Northport, Long Island, man was arrested by Suffolk County Police yesterday for leaving the scene of a fatal car crash that occurred on Soundview Avenue in East Northport.

According to, Ryan Bales, of 41 Gildare Drive, fled after he struck 20-year-old Alexander Zydel, who had been ejected from his 2003 Ford Explorer after the vehicle struck a tree around at 12:55 a.m. Zydel was transported to Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Local residents reported hearing the crash, which occurred in the dark in the pouring rain, and witnessed a cream colored sedan leaving the crash site.

Bales surrendered to police and was held overnight at the Second Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip, reported.

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