Police: Man charged in crash that killed 1, injured several

April 01, 2018 - 2:54 pm

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a man is facing charges including driving while impaired by drugs following a multi-vehicle crash that killed a woman and injured several people.

Authorities say the 37-year-old resident of Mastic, New York, was driving a pickup truck on the Long Island Expressway in Shirley, New York, around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The truck hit a minivan, then crossed the median where it hit a motorcycle and then another minivan.

Eight people were taken to area hospitals, where a woman in one of the hit cars was pronounced dead. The truck driver was also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The truck driver was arrested on charges including driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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