Plea in Crash That Killed Nassau Police Officer

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013  |  Updated 8:21 PM EDT
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A Connecticut truck driver who police say fell asleep on the Long Island Expressway, causing a crash that killed a police officer, has pleaded guilty to reckless driving. News 4's Contessa Brewer reports.

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A Connecticut truck driver who police say fell asleep on the Long Island Expressway, causing a crash that killed a police officer, has pleaded guilty to reckless driving. News 4's Contessa Brewer reports.

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A Connecticut truck driver who police say fell asleep on the Long Island Expressway, causing a crash that killed a police officer, has pleaded guilty to reckless driving.

John Kaley of New Britain, Conn., was initially charged after the February 2011 accident with criminally negligent homicide, assault and failing to move over for an emergency vehicle.

Police say his flatbed truck slammed into a police cruiser with its lights flashing after an officer had stopped another motorist in Old Westbury.

Nassau County Officer Michael Califano, a 12-year veteran, was killed in the crash. 

Califano, 44, was a 12-year veteran of the Nassau police department and the first Nassau officer to die in the line of duty since 1993.

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