Maraj, father to the popular singer, Nicki minaj who died on Friday in Mineola, Long Island, after he was hit by a car heading northbound on Roslyn Road at the intersection with Raff Avenue, authorities said.
The suspect, Polevich turned himself in to police after he was tracked down to his home in Mineola and his damaged car was found in the garage.
According to Detective Lt Stephen Fitzpatrick, Polveich was driving his 1992 white Volvo station wagon northbound on Roslyn Road when he hit Maraj, he was said to have observed Maraj lying on the ground, then got back in his car and drove off to his home, where he parked his car in the garage and covered it up. Maraj was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.
The suspect will be charged with leaving the scene of an auto accident and tampering with evidence. On Wednesday, a judge set Polevich’s bail at $250,000, suspended his driver’s license, and ordered him to surrender his passport. He is due back in court on Friday.