On March 29, 20201, at approximately 8:30 PM, State Police responded to a one car crash Southern State Parkway westbound, between exits 18 and 17, in the town of Hempstead. An investigation revealed the vehicle involved was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver tried to change lanes but lost control. The driver struck the center median guide rail and trees, then rolled back into the roadway, coming to a rest in the left lane.
The driver, Jeffrey Laroche, 27, Springfield Gardens, was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to LIJ Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The front passenger, Jayda Moultrie, 21, Hempstead, was extricated from the vehicle and taken by ambulance to South Nassau Hospital. One rear passenger, Nicole Walter, 20, Laurelton, was transported to Winthrop Hospital with a broken pelvis. Another rear passenger, Nathaly Walter, 18, Laurelton, was transported to South Nassau Hospital.
Any witnesses or anyone with information are asked to please call Troop L Headquarters at (631) 756-3300.