Massapequa Car Accident: Man killed in Sunrise Highway crash in Massapequa Park; Freeport man faces DUI charges.
According to Nassau police, part of Sunrise Highway near Massapequa Park is shut down in both directions while an accident investigation is taking place.
A Freeport man was detained by police in connection with the deadly collision that closed the Sunrise Highway in Massapequa Park for a number of hours on Sunday.
According to the authorities, a 2022 Honda Civic and a 2003 Honda CR-V crashed head-on between Park Boulevard and Carol Drive after the westbound 2003 Honda CR-V crossed over to the eastbound lane.
The Honda Civic’s 24-year-old male passenger was pronounced deceased at the site. The driver, a 28-year-old man, suffered injuries to his leg and hip and was brought to the hospital.
According to the authorities, the Honda CR-passenger V’s was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Juan DeLeon Collado, the Honda CR-driver, V’s was detained by police. He is accused of multiple offenses, including vehicular homicide and DUI.
UPDATE: Sunrise Highway is blocked in both directions between Park Avenue to Carol Drive. https://t.co/1OcIP195JQ
— Nassau Traffic Mgmt (@NassauCountyTMC) November 6, 2022
Collado was treated for injuries and will be arraigned in court at a date to be announced.