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Apr 19, 2018 5:22 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Sources: Police Seized Vehicle On Shinnecock Reservation In Connection With Probe Of Fatality

While making a delivery to Southampton Masonry on CR39 last week, Joseph Lynn McAlla, 63, of Clifford, Pennsylvania was struck and killed by an unidentified driver who fled the scene.
Apr 25, 2018 9:53 AM

Investigators recently seized a vehicle from the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in connection with the investigation of a fatal hit-and-run on County Road 39 in Southampton on April 5.

Southampton Town investigators have refused to provide information about the ongoing investigation, but sources confirmed Thursday that a Jeep was taken from the reservation in the days following the death of 63-year-old Joseph Lynn McAlla of Clifford, Pennsylvania. A truck driver, he was preparing to make a delivery to Southampton Masonry when he got out of his truck at 2:30 a.m. and was struck by an eastbound vehicle and killed. The driver fled the scene.

On Wednesday morning, Southampton Town Police Lieutenant Susan Ralph said she could not discuss the investigation.

There are still no arrests in the case, and police have so far released no official information about the type of vehicle involved in the crash, how fast it was going at the time of the accident, or any other information related to the incident or any suspects, fearing it could hinder the investigation.

The accident closed the roadway for more than five hours on April 5.

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Whatever may have been in the car at the time of the crash is no longer in the vehicle and any substances that may have been in the driver are also gone -- seems likely there is a reason besides panic to leave a man dying in the road after hitting them with a vehicle.
By Aeshtron (349), Southampton on Apr 20, 18 10:50 AM
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Someone knows something. No justice no peace where's the march?
By Win sky (53), Southampton on Apr 20, 18 2:37 PM
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By lirider (275), Hampton Bays on Apr 20, 18 9:22 PM
As the sixth anniversary of the hit-and-run death of Sister Jackie Walsh approaches on July 9th, one cannot help but wonder why the SHT PD continues to be so close-lipped about the driver's ID in this case. Couldn't the public help locate him or her?

The alleged driver who killed Sister Jackie in 2012 was able to escape to South America, as the public cried out for his ID and photo. In an editorial The Press called that botched investigation a miscarriage of justice.

Are we facing ...more
By PBR (4936), Southampton on Apr 25, 18 1:26 PM
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A person died. Traffic backed up for hours and not one Town Board member, Supervisor, Head of Police says a word. Why? because it's a difficult subject so you'll see them at Parades and feel good events but not the ones that affect citizens on the daily. Better to lay low than be seen.
By lirider (275), Hampton Bays on Apr 30, 18 6:22 AM
Because cheap landscaping is more important than the lives of citizens.
By MoronEliminator (209), Montauk on May 4, 18 10:40 AM
Call me picky but I'm more interested in the person who was behind the wheel of the jump. Don't be shy, let 'er rip.
By SlimeAlive (1181), Southampton on May 5, 18 9:12 AM
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