MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A husband and wife have died after police say they were struck by a drunken motorist as they were walking across a village street on Long Island.

Nassau County police say the couple, both 77, were hit by a sport utility vehicle Saturday evening in Massapequa Park and taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Their names were not immediately released.

Police say 63-year-old John Hartwig, of Massapequa, was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. He was scheduled for arraignment Sunday. Police did not know if he has hired a lawyer.


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