Homicide Squad detectivesare investigating a motor vehicle accident, involving a pedestrian, thatoccurred in West Hempstead on Monday, 12/12/16 at 7:35 P.M.
According to detectives, awhite Dodge Ram pick-up truck was traveling southbound on Hempstead Ave., whenit struck victim Rabbi Jordon Kelener, 70, of West Hempstead, who wasattempting to cross from west to east in front of the Young Israel JewishCenter located at 630 Hempstead Ave. The vehicle, possibly early 2000with driver side front end damage, left the scene of the accident. Thevictim was found by a passerby.
Hatzalah Ambulance Corps ofWestern Nassau transported the victim, who sustained a head injury, to a localhospital where he is listed in serious but stable condition.
Detectives request anyonewith information regarding this accident to contact Crime Stoppers at1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: Det.Ferrucci/HomicideSquad 12/13/16/0400/7740
*******CORRECTION: The victim’s name is Rabbi Jordon Kelemer
*****UPDATE**** Details by: D/Sgt. Hoeler/Homicide Sqd. 09/02/17/1158/7945
The Homicide Squad reports the arrest of Benitez Rodolfo, 46, of 1320 SageStreet. Far Rockaway for the above crime. Defendant Rodolfo was placedunder arrest on Friday, September 1, 2017 in West Hempstead. He is beingcharged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Tampering with PhysicalEvidence. He will be arraigned on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at FirstDistrict Court, Hempstead.