A delivery driver for AutoZone has been accused of dragging a woman to death for a quarter mile under his van while she screamed for help.
Long Island woman Ann Marie Christina was left for dead on the side of the road after was caught underneath the delivery van in North Babylon on Monday.
Delivery driver Donnell Hicks, 26, has since been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.
Police say that Hicks was driving a 2017 Dodge Ram work van when he struck Christina and her boyfriend Eric Krems as he pulled out of the AutoZone at 1.04pm.
Krems told investigators that Hicks ignored her screams as he clipped her, and continued on along Deer Park Avenue with Christina caught underneath the vehicle.
Hicks made a right hand turn onto Shade Street in Deer Park, where Christina became dislodged from the van and came to rest in the roadway, according to police.
Hicks continued on his route and was located at another AutoZone in Ronkonkoma at 1.57pm, cops said.
Christina was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where she was pronounced dead.
Krems, 40, was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released from Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
Hicks a resident of the Springfield Garden neighborhood of Queens, was arrested and held overnight.
He was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Tuesday, where bail was set at $100,000.
Hicks’ defense attorney said he has been an employee of AutoZone for six years and has no criminal record, according to WCBS-TV.
A group at court on behalf of Hicks solemnly walked out with no comment for the cameras.
A spokesman for AutoZone did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment from DailyMail.com on Tuesday.
Hicks is next due in court on August 2.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Keith Griffith