Patchogue, NY – William Augi Killed in Fatal Accident on N Ocean Ave

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Patchogue, NY (November 12, 2020) – Around 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, a man was killed in a fatal accident in Patchogue.

Police confirmed that 59-year-old William Augi was driving his 1974 MG headed north on North Ocean Avenue when his vehicle collided with a Nissan Murano at the intersection with Woodside Avenue due to unknown reasons.

The Nissan continued onward and struck a red pickup truck that fled the scene of the accident.

Police confirmed that Augi was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident due to his injuries. The other driver, identified as 44-year-old Rachel Heege, was taken to the hospital with injuries but is expected to be okay.

Both vehicles were badly damaged and removed from the scene by wreckers.

No further details have been released but the investigation continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Accidents in New York 

Every year, hundreds of people are killed in fatal accidents in the state of New York. In one recent year, in fact, approximately 1,109 people were killed in fatal accidents within the state. New York sees more fatal collisions than many other states in the entire U.S. Losing somebody that you love in a collision might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever faced. If you have suffered losses and you and your family are unsure about where you can turn, it is essential that you speak with an accident attorney in your time of need.

Nobody is ever fully prepared to lose someone they love in a New York car accident. However, this is the reality that hundreds of families face every year in the state of New York. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder where you will be able to turn on a financial level. It is essential that you have the help of a New York car accident attorney by your side so that you can be successful in your wrongful death claim while you grieve your losses.

At Miller, Montiel & Strano, our New York accident attorneys have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones in horrific car accidents. We understand how overwhelming a collision can be and how it can impact your life on financial and emotional levels. Our attorneys will help you move forward as you navigate the legal system and work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 for the help you deserve.

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About the Author
Steven Miller, Esq. is the founding member and Senior Partner in Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Miller’s extensive career as a trial attorney spans five decades. He tries cases for the catastrophically injured victims of construction site accidents, motor vehicle and premises accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mr. Miller is a detail oriented, tenacious attorney committed to achieving the maximum results for his clients; he has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements.