Man facing manslaughter charges for fatal collision in Nassau County


HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND – A man is facing charges for a fatal crash that occurred on Long Island Saturday night, New York State Police announced.

Police responded to the scene on the Southern State Parkway between exits 17 and 16 in Hempstead shortly before 9 p.m.

An investigation indicated that 40-year-old Haynes Harris of Baldwin was driving west in a 2006 BMW M3 when he crashed into the back of a 2002 Chevy Equinox.  The impact caused both vehicles to go off the roadway and onto the right shoulder, where the BMW hit a guiderail, overturned and collided with a utility box.  The Chevy kept going forward and struck the guardrail.

A passenger in the BMW, 51-year-old Adrian Hall of New York City, was pronounced dead after being taken to NYU Langone Hospital.

Harris and the driver of the Chevy were both taken to the same hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Harris was later arrested on multiple charges, including manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving and driving while intoxicated.  He was arraigned in Nassau County First District Court.

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU), and Forensic Identification Unit (FIU) all responded to the scene to investigate.

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