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FDNY employee arrested for hit-and-run death of New York college student

FDNY employee arrested for hit-and-run death of New York college student

LEVITTOWN, Long Island — An arrest has been made in the death of an 18-year-old girl, who was allegedly killed when she went to exchange information with a driver following a fender bender, according to WPIX .

Daniel Coppolo of Deer Park, 31, has been arrested in connection to the death of Taranjit Parmar.

The two got into a minor fender bender on the Hempstead Turnpike on Nov. 11 just before 5 p.m. When Parmar exited her vehicle to exchange information with Coppolo, he allegedly struck her with his red pickup truck, dragging her 25 to 50 feet, and drove away.

Parmar was a dental student at Adelphi University who "bore all the responsibility to carry the family and carry her education," her father said.

Parmar’s father thanked the police department for their nonstop work in looking for the person involved in his daughter’s death. "It wouldn’t be where it is if it weren’t for the hard work by all the detectives that worked on this investigation."

Coppolo’s attorney, Lawrence Carra, extended their condolences to the family for the loss of their child and issued a statement regarding his client.“My client plead not guilty to all four charges. We did not receive enough evidence […]

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