Charges could be dropped against PSEG worker in fatal crash

In 2014, police say Michael , of Bayport, crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into Barbara Tocci's SUV on Flanders Road in Flanders.

Prosecutors have dropped the two charges against a

Prosecutors have dropped the two charges against a PSEG Long Island worker as police say he was texting before a crash that led to the death of a Flanders woman. (Credit: News 12)

WOODBURY - Prosecutors say two charges against a PSEG Long Island worker, who is accused of texting before a crash that led to the death of a Flanders woman, could be dropped. 

In 2014, police say Michael, of Bayport, crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into Barbara Tocci's SUV on Flanders Road in Flanders.

Officials say Pepe must serve 140 hours of community service instead of facing jail time for the two charges that were previously brought against him, one of which was reckless driving. If Pepe completes the service, the charges will be dropped. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy 1 Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info
Nassau Police say a Hempstead man has been 2 Police: Man arrested for sex assault of child, stabbing 2 women
Matias Ferreira is among 80 recruits that will 3 News 12/Newsday: Suffolk PD to welcome double amputee to force
During a two-week period beginning April 1, authorities 4 Police chief issues stern warning ahead of license plate crackdown
Police say the woman and her 9-year-old son 5 Pit bull attacks mother, child in East Patchogue

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE