The Homicide Squad reports the details of a Fatal Vehicular Accident that occurred on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 2:32 pm in Woodbury.
According to Detectives, Police responded to the parking lot of On Parade Diner located at 7980 Jericho Turnpike for an auto accident. Willem Specht, 62, of 8030 Jericho Turnpike, entered his gray 2004 Infiniti sedan where he backed up southbound and struck a male pedestrian, 61, who just exited the diner. The male victim suffered severe trauma and was transported by Nassau County Ambulance to a nearby hospital. The driver remained at the scene and was arrested. The victim was pronounced at 3:45 pm by a hospital physician. The investigation is ongoing.
Defendant Willem Specht is charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd Degree and Manslaughter 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at First District Court in Hempstead.
The victim of the above listed incident has been identified as Joseph Devito, 61, of Wantagh.