- Updated story: ID Released For 23-Year-Old Killed In Wantagh Crash Involving Impaired Driver, Police Say
An impaired driver is facing charges after being involved in a fatal overnight crash on Long Island, police said.
It happened around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4 in Wantagh.
Matthew Smith, age 22, of Seaford was operating a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup truck heading eastbound on Jerusalem Avenue when it crossed over into oncoming traffic and was involved in a collision with a 2015 Chrysler sedan being operated by a 23-year-old man heading westbound on Jerusalem Avenue. Nassau County Police said
Both drivers were transported to a local area hospital for treatment and evaluation, said police.
The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at 1:14 a.m. Saturday, by a hospital physician. The man's identity has not yet been released.
Smith was charged with:
- Driving while impaired,
- Reckless driving,
- Second-degree manslaughter,
- Reckless Endangerment.
He was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.
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