30 May 2021

Major George J. Mohl
Troop L Commander




On Sunday, May 30, 2021, at approximately 1:43 am, there was a report of a pedestrian struck on the southbound Meadowbrook State Parkway south of the Southern State Parkway in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County. 

Upon arrival, the pedestrian was in the right lane and the vehicle involved was no longer at the scene.  The pedestrian, Denis Ramos, 40 years-old of Wyandanch, NY, was pronounced deceased at the scene.   The vehicle involved in the collision, a 2017 Nissan Rogue, was located a short time later by Nassau County Police at exit M7 of the Meadowbrook State Parkway. 

The driver of the Nissan, Ivania Leiva, 35 years-old of Freeport, NY, was charged with Vehicular Manslaughter 1st a C Felony, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death a D Felony, and Driving While Intoxicated an A Misdemeanor.

The collision is still under investigation and the State Police is asking for anyone with any information to call (631) 756-3300.



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