Posted on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at 9:49 pm
Oyster Bay, NY (May 18, 2019) – Early Saturday around 3:30 a.m., a man from Brentwood was killed in a fatal accident on the Northern State Parkway in Oyster Bay.
At that time, police say that three others were also seriously injured in the accident, which took place when a vehicle ran into a highway sign pole.
New York State Police confirmed that 17-year-old Franklin Cruz Ortez was driving his Honda Pilot east when he suddenly crashed while rounding a curve. His backseat passenger, 19-year-old Darwin Velasquez-Acosta, was partially ejected in the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Cruz-Ortez was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. A third passenger was taken to the hospital as well.
At this time, authorities continue their investigation into the accident.
Fatal Accidents in New York
Fatal accidents take place every day on New York roads; in fact, from 2012-2014, approximately 1,098 fatalities took place on our roads due to the negligence of others. Losing somebody in an accident can be a life-changing experience but you do not have to stand alone in your case. Our wrongful death attorneys are here to listen to you in your time of need.
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