Driver Charged in Wrong-Way Crash on Long Island
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Updated at 8:54 AM EDT on Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010
A Long Island driver has been charged with manslaughter and DWI after police say he drove the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway. A passenger riding with him was killed.
Twenty-seven-year-old Juan Cruz of Deer Park was scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Tuesday.
A woman who answered the phone at his home declined to comment. His lawyer's name was not immediately on record.
Cruz's 28-year-old passenger, Mauricio Visoso-Ornelas, of Queens, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police say the two men had attended a christening on Monday and were heading to Queens when Cruz hit a median on the LIE.
Police say Cruz was heading west in the eastbound carpool lane in Plainview.
Published at 6:57 AM EDT on Sep 7, 2010
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