Nassau County police shared new particulars Monday on an alleged drunken-driving crash that killed three girls over the weekend, whereas the 22-year-old driver accused in the case pleaded not responsible.
The three girls killed in the New Hyde Park crash simply after 11 p.m. Saturday have been all associated. Two of the victims, 66-year-old Marlene Liu and 68-year-old Ho Hua, have been from the Woodside neighborhood in Queens; the third, 41-year-old Tu Nguyen, was from North Carolina.
New video confirmed the second of affect as a Mercedes-Benz was seen rushing down Jericho Turnpike, after which T-boning a Lincoln City Car with six individuals inside, three of whom died. The ladies have been the grandmother, aunt and cousin of a lady who had simply celebrated her sixteenth birthday at a catering corridor in the city.
The ladies have been in the backseat of the automobile on the time of the crash. Responding officers discovered mangled automobiles and a number of victims. All three girls have been pronounced useless.
The 2 different passengers in the Lincoln and the driving force have been taken to an area hospital and are anticipated to outlive. Two males in the automobile, a 67-year-old and a 42-year-old, have been family as nicely. Police didn’t say how briskly the Mercedes was touring on the time of the crash.
The Mercedes driver, 22-year-old Dante Lennon, was arrested on expenses of vehicular manslaughter and driving whereas intoxicated. The blood alcohol degree for the Freeport driver was simply above the authorized restrict. He was taken to a hospital for remedy of accidents he suffered in the crash.
From his hospital mattress, Lennon pleaded not responsible in a digital arraignment. Data on a potential lawyer wasn’t instantly clear.
Police requested for the general public well being, on the lookout for any info as to what Lennon could have been doing main as much as the crash.