Freeport man faces DWI and manslaughter charges in West Hempstead crash

A Freeport man is facing manslaughter and DWI charges Monday for a fatal crash in West Hempstead.According to police, 34-year-old Gary Morris was headed eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike Sunday when he crossed a double yellow line. His car smashed into a westbound car with two people inside. The driver of the second vehicle was taken to Winthrop Hospital where he remains in stable condition. His female passenger, however, died from her injuries. This is the second time Morris has been involved in a drunk driving incident. Back in 2001, he was arrested for drunk driving in Merrick. There were no fatalities in that incident and Morris plead guilty.

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