2016-03-24 / Front Page

DA announces indictment of man for West Babylon hit and run

Disabled man killed in incident

S.C. District Attorney Thomas Spota announced the indictment of Christopher Bacayon, 26, March 29, who was charged a hit and run crash in West Babylon last October that killed a disabled man.

The DA explained that the victim, Michael Dora, was crossing Great East Neck Road. in his wheelchair Oct 16 when Bacayon hit him.  Black box data shows Bacayon going more than 70mph seconds before the crash, and about 60mph when he hit Dora.  He applied the brakes only after the crash, said Spota.

Debris fields and witness statements regarding Bacayon’s fleeing the area after the crash report he made the first right onto Raynor Avenue, then two quick lefts to arrive at his home at 81 Albermarle Street, West Babylon, which is less than half a mile away. 

During the investigation detectives came to learn that Christopher Bacayon has a twin brother, Benedict Bacayon, who had pleaded guilty ten days before Christopher’s fatal crash to Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Incident involving Serious Physical Injury.  “In fact, on the night Mr. Dora was killed on Great East Neck Road, the twin brothers were together earlier in the evening at a restaurant and a Huntington nightclub,” the District Attorney said.  Benedict Bacayon struck pedestrian Corey Hall as Hall was crossing eastbound Route 109 a little after midnight on October 4, 2013 and then fled the scene.   Benedict Bacayon pleaded guilty to Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle incident on October 6, 2015, and was sentenced to ninety days in jail and five years’ probation. 

The district attorney’s office recommended a state prison term of up to three years.

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