MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) Prosecutors say the man charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed an 85-year-old pedestrian took his car to a junkyard the next day in an attempt to disguise it.

Robert Hosking was struck Friday night by a vehicle traveling south on Route 110 in Melville. Hosking died the next day.

Harvinder Hothi was arrested Tuesday on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

The 45-year-old Hothi, of Floral Park, was arraigned Wednesday. He was ordered held on $400,000 bond or $200,000 cash bail.

Newsday reports ( ) that Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Marc Lindemann said Hothi took his 1997 Toyota Corolla to a junkyard in Queens on Saturday.

Lindemann said Hothi had the car repaired and repainted.

The public defender representing Hothi said his client was "very remorseful."