LONG ISLAND, NY – The Homicide Squad is investigating a Fatal Vehicular Accident that occurred on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11:40 P.M. in East Meadow.
According to detectives, the defendant Justin M. Daley, 28, of Hicksville was operating a 2003 Nissan Sentra east on Hempstead Turnpike at a high rate of speed when he struck a 2013 Honda in the rear driven by a 58 year old female from East Meadow. The 2013 Honda was redirected to the southeast corner of Hempstead Turnpike. The defendant’s vehicle continued east n Hempstead Turnpike and eventually came to rest east of Conti Square Boulevard.
The driver of the 2013 Honda was taken to Nassau University Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased at 12:05 A.M. by hospital staff. Daley was arrested at scene and transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he is being treated for a leg injury.
A fatal accident occurred late Monday night on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow leaving one dead.
Both vehicles were impounded for brake and safety inspections. The investigation is ongoing and the victim’s name is not being released at this time.
Justin Daley is being charged with Manslaughter 2nd degree, Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree and Reckless Driving. He will be arraigned as soon as medically possible.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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