Deepak Kumar, 17, accused in fatal New Hyde Park crash

According to police, Kumar was found to be in an intoxicated condition and was arrested at the scene.

Sources on the scene tell News 12 that

Sources on the scene tell News 12 that a family including a mother, father and small child were in the car when they were hit by another car.

NEW HYDE PARK - Officials say a teen has been arrested after a man was killed in a two-car crash in New Hyde Park Tuesday night.

The crash happened near Covert and Second avenues near the train station at around 11:30 p.m.

Police say a family that included a mother, father and 6-year-old child were in the car when they were hit by another car. The 55-year-old father was killed. His wife, 38, was found unconscious and their daughter suffered a fractured leg. Both were transported to a hospital for treatment.

Authorities say the father, who is from California, was on Long Island visiting his sick mother at an area hospital.

They say the vehicle that struck the car was driven by Deepak Kumar, 17, of New Hyde Park. Kumar reportedly had four other passengers inside the vehicle at the time of the accident.

According to police, Kumar was found to be in an intoxicated condition and was arrested at the scene. Detective Lt. John Azzata says Kumar was unable to stop at the stop sign on Second Avenue, slamming into the driver's side of the other car.

No other injuries were reported, and both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.

Kumar is charged with vehicular manslaughter in the second degree, and driving while ability impaired by drugs. The woman who answered the door at Kumar's home had no comment, but friends of the teen say he is a good and caring person who was headed to Nassau Community College in the fall.

Kumar was not arraigned in Hempstead Wednesday or Thursday as expected. According to police, he is being examined at a hospital.

 

 

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