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.

    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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