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19 April 2019
Two Car Fatal Collision Investigation - Southern State Parkway, Oyster Bay, NY **UPDATE**
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander
The New York State Police are investigating a two-car collision which occurred at approximately 12:10 a.m. on the Southern State Parkway west of exit 30, Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County. Preliminary investigation revealed that the collision occurred when a 2017 Honda Accord traveling westbound in the right lane, struck the rear of a 2019 GMC. This impact caused the GMC to exit the roadway onto the right shoulder and into the trees. The operator of the GMC, Mammen T. Chacko, age 69, of North Bellmore, NY was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The operator of the Honda, Christopher Gomez-Almendarez, age 23, of North Baldwin, NY was placed under arrest and charged with Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd ( C-Felony), Assault 3rd (A-Misdemeanor) and DWAI-Drugs.
The New York State Police is requesting that anyone who may have witnessed this incident contact State Police Farmingdale at (631)756-3300. All calls will remain confidential.
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