The Homicide Squad reports the details of a Fatal Vehicular Accident that occurred at 11:11pm on Saturday May 21, 2022 in New Hyde Park.
According to Detectives, a 2010 Lincoln Town Car with a driver and five occupants was struck in the eastbound lane in front of 214 Jericho Turnpike by a 2012 Mercedes-Benz sedan occupied by only the driver. Three rear female passengers of the Lincoln were pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and remaining passengers of the Lincoln were transported to local area hospitals for treatment of their injuries and are currently listed in stable condition.
The investigation led to the arrest of the driver of the Mercedes-Benz, Dante Lennon, 22, of Freeport. Defendant Dante Lennon is charged with three counts of Vehicular Manslaughter, Vehicular Assault and Driving While Intoxicated. He was transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and will be arraigned as soon as medically practical.
The investigation is ongoing.
Details by: D/Capt. Fitzpatrick / Homicide Sqd. 05/22/2022/0439/7990
***UPDATE*** Details by: D/Capt. Fitzpatrick/Homicide Sqd. 05/23/2022/1630/9962
The three female victims in the above incident have been identified as Nguyen Tu, 41, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina; Marlene Luu, 66 and Hoa Ho, 68, both from Woodside, Queens. The three male victims, ages 42, 67 and 73 are all listed in stable condition.
Defendant Dante Lennon was given a bedside arraignment on Monday, May 23, 2022 and charged with three counts of Manslaughter 2nd degree, three counts of Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd degree, DWI, Assault 2nd degree and Vehicular Assault 2nd degree.