The Homicide Squad reports the details of a fatal auto accident that occurred on Friday, June 4, 2022 at 12:30 a.m. in Wantagh.
According to Detectives, Police responded to Jerusalem Avenue for an auto accident with injury. A 22-year-old male, Matthew Smith of 3992 Maryland Drive in 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 male heading westbound on Jerusalem Avenue. Both drivers were transported to a local area hospital for treatment and evaluation. The driver of the sedan was pronounced at 1:14 a.m., June 4, 2022, by a hospital physician.
Defendant Smith is charged with Driving While Impaired, Reckless Driving, Man Slaughter in the 2nd Degree, and Reckless Endangerment. He will be arraigned Saturday, June 4, 2022 at First District Court in Hempstead.
Details by: Det./Captain Fitzpatrick/Homicide 6/4/22/0811/9595