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Oct 31, 2019 9:29 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Charge May Be Upgraded In Fatal Accident In Montauk On Wednesday Evening

Lisa Rooney at arraignment at East Hampton Town Justice Court on Thursday.     KYRIL BROMLEY
Oct 31, 2019 4:40 PM



UPDATE: Thursday, noon



East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana set bail at $1,000 for Lisa Rooney the morning following the accident. Ms. Rooney, who told the justice she was one of the owners of Girltauk in Montauk, was charged with misdemeanor DWI. Justice Rana said that as the police investigation continues, the charge may be upgraded. Justice Rana ordered that Ms. Rooney’s driving privileges be stripped immediately.

Chris Carillo, Ms. Rooney’s lawyer, told Justice Rana that Ms. Rooney is a Montauk local and owns a local business.

Mr. Usma-Quintero’s aunt, Mercedes Giraldo of Montauk, said her nephew had been in Montauk on a work visa and was originally from Colombia. He had arrived in America in April, and planned to go back to Colombia on November 30 to visit his two daughters. Mr. Usma-Quintero’s cousin, Milton Alvarez, said his cousin worked at the 7-Eleven in Montauk and would ride his bike to and from work every day because he did not have a car. Mr. Usma-Quintero lived in Lycke’s apartments near the docks, his cousin said. 



ORIGINAL STORY



A Montauk woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after her vehicle struck and killed a man who was riding his bicycle in Montauk on Wednesday evening.

According to East Hampton Town Police, John James Usma-Quintero, 28, was riding north on Flamingo Avenue, near Falcon Place, at about 6 p.m. when he was struck by a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Lisa L. Rooney, 30, who was traveling in the same direction. Mr. Usma-Quintero was transported by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Ms. Rooney was scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday in East Hampton Town Justice Court. Police have asked anyone with information about the accident to call them at 631-537-7575.

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