02 February 2020
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 12:02 a.m. on the Meadowbrook State Parkway north of exit M7, Town of Hempstead, Nassau County. Preliminary investigation revealed that the collision occurred when a 2012 Nissan Rogue traveling northbound, struck the rear of a 2006 Kia. The impact caused the Kia to leave the roadway onto the right shoulder before striking a tree. The operator of the Kia, Lissette Quintanilla, age 39, of South Hempstead, NY was taken to Nassau University Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. The passenger, age 7, was taken to Cohen Children’s Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
The operator of the Nissan, Nicole A. Pollock, age 26, of Freeport, NY was placed under arrest and charged with Vehicular Manslaughter 1st (C-Felony), Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd (D-Felony), Assault 2nd, (D-Felony), Vehicular Assault 2nd (E-Felony) and DWI.
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.