The Homicide Squad is investigating a Fatal Vehicular Accident that occurred in Hempstead on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 12:02 am.
According to police, a 2009 Audi operated by a 23 year old male began following a 2007 BMW after a previous verbal dispute that occurred in Valley Stream. While travelling north on Baldwin road in Hempstead the Audi struck the BMW in the rear causing it to strike a tree. The Audi then struck a parked taxi cab. Hempstead police responded to the scene and transported the 25 year old female victim in the BMW to a nearby local hospital for treatment. She is listed in critical but stable condition. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 23 year old male operator of the Audi was placed into police custody. The investigation is ongoing.
Details by: D/Sgt Hoeler/Homicide Squad 03/19/19/1048/8348
*** UPDATE ***
Homicide Squad detectives report the arrest of Dana King Jr., 23, of 196 Abermarle Avenue, Valley Stream in connection with the above incident. King, who was the operator of the 2009 Audi, after a subsequent investigation at the scene, was placed into custody. After his arrest King was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries sustained as a result of the above incident.
King is charged with Manslaughter 2nd Degree and will be arraigned when medically practical.
The identity of the deceased victim is being withheld at this time.
Details by: D/Sgt. Hoeler/Homicide Squad 03/19/1845/6672