The Third Squad is investigating a Fatal Vehicular Accident that occurred in Hempstead on Saturday, October 28, 2107 at 12:33 pm.
According to detectives, a 47 year old male and his 42 year old female front passenger were traveling in a 1997 Geo west on Fulton Avenue in the vicinity of Clinton Street. It was at this time that the vehicle crossed over the lanes and struck a 2009 Honda travelling east that was being driven by a 40 year old female and her 40 year old male passenger. The Honda then side swiped a 2017 Ford that was also travelling east and was being driven by a 36 year old male. The occupants of the Ford and the Honda did not suffer any injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene. Both occupants of the Geo were transported to a local hospital and treated for neck and head trauma. The driver who is identified as Raymond G. Wooden, 47 (unknown address) was pronounced deceased by hospital staff at 11:54 pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Both vehicles were impounded for a brake and safety check. The investigation is ongoing.
Details by: D/Lt Fitzpatrick/Homicide 11/02/17/1625/8348