Suspected drunk driver arrested after fatal crash on Long Island Expressway

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QUEENS, NY – Police said one person was killed and two others injured in a crash involving an alleged drunk driver in Queens, according to Patch Queens.

The accident happened early Sunday morning along the Long Island Expressway near Greenpoint Avenue.

The NYPD said 24-year-old Reginald Nash was driving a 2021 Honda Accord eastbound on the LIE at about 4:30 a.m. when he hit a crash cushion at an overpass, dislodging the cushion.

A 2018 Toyota Rav-4 struck the Accord and then hit a 2021 Kia Telluride.  A passenger was ejected from one of the vehicles and taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue, where she was pronounced dead.  She was identified as 24-year-old Cameron Mency of North Baldwin, Long Island.  Two other women, ages 36 and 22, were critically injured and transported to NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst.

Nash and the other two drivers, a 51-year-old man and a 44-year-old man, were not injured and stayed at the scene.  Nash, a resident of Roosevelt, Long Island, was subsequently arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

The NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad is continuing to investigate the wreck.

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