Three people were killed on Long Island highways over the weekend, and a Freeport man faces multiple charges including manslaughter and drunken driving in one of the fatal crashes, authorities said Sunday.
Juan DeLeon Collado, 29, was arrested and charged after the Massapequa Park crash about 4:32 a.m. Sunday on Sunrise Highway between Park Boulevard and Carol Drive, police said.
According to Nassau Homicide Squad detectives, a 2003 Honda CR-V, driven by Collado, was heading westbound on Sunrise Highway when it crossed over to the eastbound lane and collided head-on with a 2022 Honda Civic.
An unidentified 24-year-old male passenger of the Civic was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The 28-year-old male driver of the Civic sustained a leg and hip injuries and was hospitalized, according to police. The names of the two men were not released.
A 29-year-old male passenger in the CR-V, who also was not named, sustained serious injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he was in critical condition, police said.
Collado, the CRV-V driver, was transported to a hospital for injuries. He faces charges of driving while intoxicated, second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree reckless driving, second-degree vehicular manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter. He will be arraigned when medically practical, police said.
Separately, a Lindenhurst teen was killed Saturday night and two passengers were critically injured in a crash on the Southern State Parkway in Massapequa, according to New York State Police.
Ciara Hare, 18, was driving a 2004 Honda Civic eastbound in the right lane of the Southern State just west of Exit 32 when Matthew Whyte, 27, of Laurelton, behind the wheel of a 2018 Subaru in the center lane, attempted to move into the right lane, state police said.
The Subaru struck the side of the Honda and spun sideways, then flipped on the driver’s side, coming to rest against brush and trees, police said. The Honda struck an electric box and then a traffic camera pole.
Hare was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers were transported to Nassau University Medical Center in critical condition, police said. Whyte was transported to Good Samaritan University Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The state police asked any witness or anyone with information to call 631-756-3300.
Motorcyclist Michael Bonsera was driving a 2017 Harley-Davidson southbound on Round Swamp Road in West Hills when he crossed over the double yellow lines into the northbound lanes and collided with a 2016 Chevrolet Traverse being driven by Kathryn Cammarata at 1:23 p.m. Sunday.
Bonsera, 48, of East Norwich, was taken to Northwell Health Plainview Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Cammarata, 67, of Huntington, was taken to Huntington Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
With Vera Chinese