Man accused of leading police on fatal Holtsville chase pleads not guilty to vehicular manslaughter
A 50-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday to vehicular manslaughter and several other charges after prosecutors say he led police on a chase that left a person dead.
Robert Hengeveld was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle when police say they tried to pull him over in Holtsville.
After a 10-minute chase, prosecutors say Hengeveld struck a Honda at the intersection of North Ocean Avenue and Express Drive South.
The driver of the Honda was killed in the collision and Hengeveld’s passenger is in the hospital with a brain bleed and broken jaw.
Hengeveld, who prosecutors say is homeless, also remains hospitalized and is being held without bail.
Prosecutors say Hengeveld also has four outstanding warrants, including one for a stolen vehicle.
They say he had an electronic monitoring device that he had someone remove and ditched in a parking lot days before.
Hengeveld is due back in court Oct. 25.