Driver charged with DWI following fatal crash on Long Island


NORTHAMPTON, LONG ISLAND – Police say a Long Island woman was killed over the weekend in a crash involving an alleged drunk driver, according to the Riverhead News Review.

The victim was identified as 41-year-old Liliana Ner-Reyes of Riverhead. She was a passenger in a 2011 Nissan Pathfinder that crashed in Northampton at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The driver, 27-year-old Juan Carlos Sapon-Torres, was going south on County Road 51 when he crashed into a metal pole in the area near Suffolk County Community College.

Ner-Reyes was removed from the car by responding police officers, who attempted life-saving measures. Paramedics arrived and took her to an area hospital, where she died of her injuries.

Sapon-Torres, a resident of Mastic Beach, was listed in serious condition at Stony Brook University Hospital. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

The fatal accident is now under investigation by Southampton police, with assistance from New York State troopers. Authorities have not released any further details on the circumstances that led to the crash.

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