28 July 2019
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander
The New York State Police are investigating a four-car collision which occurred at approximately 1:58 p.m. northbound on the Meadowbrook State Parkway at exit M1, Town of Hempstead, Nassau County. Preliminary investigation revealed that a collision occurred when the operator of a 2013 BMW X5 traveling northbound struck a 2018 Honda Civic, causing the Honda to exit the roadway onto the right shoulder, where it struck a steel light pole and came to rest. The BMW continued northbound and struck a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser and a 2017 GMC Acadia that were also traveling northbound. The GMC was forced into the center median where it came to rest. Both the BMW and Chrysler then continued a short distance northbound and came to rest in the center of the roadway. The operator of the BMW, Thomas A. Bochichio, age 22, of Massapequa Park, NY was taken to Winthrop University Hospital for minor injuries. The operator of the Chrysler, Samantha C. Shaw, age 23, of Westbury, NY and the front passenger, Timothy J. Lafferty, age 24, of Syosset, NY were pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time, there have been no criminal charges filed.
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.