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Long Island woman charged with DWI in crash that killed man

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Posted at 11:18 PM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 23:18:31-04

LINDENHURST, N.Y. — A Long Island woman accused of fatally hitting a man while intoxicated behind the wheel was arrested Sunday, police said.

Lita Davidson was driving a 2016 Hyundai Elantra eastbound on Montauk Highway near E Shore Road at about 4 a.m. Sunday when she left the road and struck a telephone pole and a male victim.

The man, Robert Vitale, 40, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Officials believe he was homeless.

Davidson was not injured. She faces charges of driving while intoxicated.