Hempstead woman sentenced to up to 27 years for fatally striking NYPD detective in 2021 crash

Prosecutors say Jessica Beauvais was drunk, high and speeding with a suspended license when she hit Anastasios Tsakos on the Long Island Expressway.

Krista McNally

Feb 21, 2024, 11:02 AM

Updated 51 days ago

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A Hempstead woman was sentenced to over two decades in prison for hitting and killing an NYPD detective from East Northport in a 2021 crash.
Prosecutors say Jessica Beauvais was drunk, high and speeding with a suspended license when she hit Anastasios Tsakos on the Long Island Expressway.
Following the crash, she drove off and left the officer to die, prosecutors say.
Beauvais was convicted of aggravated manslaughter by a jury in November. On Wednesday, she was sentenced to up to 27 years in prison for aggravated manslaughter and other offenses.
Tsakos’ widow said, "Because of a single person's despicable actions, our family was sentenced to a lifetime of loss.”


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