2 Men Arrested in Long Island Expressway Crash That Killed 1: Police - NBC New York

2 Men Arrested in Long Island Expressway Crash That Killed 1: Police

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    Crash Kills 1, Closes Part of Long Island Expressway

    A deadly crash shutdown a stretch of the Long Island Expressway Friday morning. Katherine Creag reports.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 24, 2017)

    Two men from New York were arrested and charged in a crash on the Long Island Expressway that killed a person, police said.

    Jonathan Santos, 20, was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter and driving while impaired, Nassau County police said.

    The victim was a passenger in Santos' 2015 BMW when he was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana and speeding, according to a criminal complaint. 

    Santos crashed into another vehicle, hit a gaurd rail and the victim was ejected, dismembered, and died at the scene, authorities said.

    AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson

    Areefeen Hiriji, 19, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with death, police said. He is accused of driving a Honda Accord that crashed with the BMW.

    It's not clear whether Santos or Hiriji have attorneys that could speak on their behalf.

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