The Homicide Squad reportsthe details of a fatal vehicular accident that occurred on Tuesday, April 4,2018 at 1:40 A.M. in Lawrence.
According to detectives, amulti-car accident occurred on the Nassau Expressway(Rt.878) between BurnsideAve and Peninsula Blvd. Involved in this accident were 5 cars whichincluded a total of 9 occupants. One of the vehicles caught fire and the 2occupants inside perished. In addition to those victims, there were 5 withinjuries that were removed to area hospitals and 2 occupants refused medicalattention at the scene.
During the investigation,two drivers were taken into custody and charges are pending at this time. Theinvestigation is ongoing.
Details by: PublicInformationOffice 04/04/18/1745/7336
***UPDATE*** D/Sgt.Rojas/Homicide 04/04/18/2210/8688
Zakiyyah Steward, 25, of 888Park Avenue, Brooklyn and Rahmel Watkins, 35, of 281 Quincy Street, Brooklynwere arrested for the above incident. Both defendants will be arraignedThursday, April 5, 2018 at First District Court, Hempstead.
Defendant Steward is chargedwith Driving While Ability Impaired by the Combine Influence of Drugs/Alcoholand any Drug/Drugs, Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, DWI and UnlawfulPossession of Marihuana.
Defendant Watkins is chargedwith DWI.
The investigation isongoing.