Last summer, a devastating DWI car accident rocked the peaceful streets of Long Island's Massapequa area. Michael DeAngelo was speeding and crashed his vehicle into a minivan. The minivan driver, Pat Huntley, and his three children lost their lives. On May 1st, DeAngelo pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide charges.

Long Island man pleads guilty in crash that killed family

A 33-year-old Long Island man Michael DeAngelo pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide charges on Wednesday as reported by NBC NY.

Last summer, a devastating crash rocked the peaceful streets of Long Island's Massapequa area. Investigators say Michael DeAngelo was speeding on Sunrise Highway while under the influence of cocaine and fentanyl. The collision was catastrophic, claiming the lives of innocent victims and leaving their families shattered.

Patrice Huntley and his 12-year-old daughter, 11-year-old son, and 6-year-old granddaughter tragically lost their lives at the scene. The Huntley family had been out celebrating a new job promotion and birthday.

Tasheba Hamilton, wife of Patrice Huntley and mother of two of the children killed, shared the deep pain felt by the grieving families. Even with DeAngelo's guilty plea, their pain is profound, as no legal action can bring back their loved ones lost too soon.

DeAngelo's dangerous actions, driven by drugs, have caused anger and demands for justice. Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly criticized DeAngelo's behavior and highlighted his previous DWI-related offenses.

As the legal process unfolds, the families of the victims grapple with profound grief and seek solace in the memories of their loved ones. While DeAngelo faces the prospect of a lengthy prison sentence, the scars left by his actions will endure for a lifetime.