A Valley Stream man who was drag racing with two other drivers on the Wantagh State Parkway died when he hit a tree, State Police said in a news release yesterday. The other drivers were charged with manslaughter.
"Initial investigation indicates speed was the primary cause of the accident and that Ramos' vehicle and two others were involved in a racing contest," a news release posted on the State Police Web site said.
The crash occurred just north of Sunrise Highway Friday at 3:53 p.m. Police said Ramos was driving at a high speed.
Macedo and Cardona each were charged with second-degree manslaughter, second-degree reckless endangerment and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. They were scheduled to be arraigned Saturday.