Driver killed, 6 others injured in multi-vehicle wreck in Hempstead


HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND – Nassau County police said four vehicles were involved in a deadly collision that occurred in Hempstead Sunday night.

According to a report by Newsday, the incident occurred on Greenwich Street near Henry Street at about 6 p.m.  A Volkswagen collided with an Acura MDX, with the impact causing the Acura to hit a westbound Ford Explorer that was stopped to make a turn north onto Henry Street. The Volkswagen subsequently hit a BMW that was going south on Henry Street.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 61-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.  A 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy who were passengers in the Volkswagen were hospitalized with minor injuries.

The driver of the Acura, a 37-year-old man, sustained serious leg injuries.  Two girls in the Acura, ages 14 and 4, were taken to the hospital with minor lacerations.  The driver of the BMW, a 63-year-old man, suffered arm and body trauma.  The Explorer driver was not hurt.

Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash and so far no charges have been filed.

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