Over the weekend in western Queens, a series of tragic auto collisions unfolded, leaving a 23-year-old Long Island woman dead and four others injured as reported by QCHRON. The incidents led to the arrest of Reginald Nash, a 24-year-old resident of Roosevelt, LI, who now faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.
The fatal collision occurred on Sunday, November 19, around 4:30 a.m., when Nash, driving a Honda Accord eastbound on the Long Island Expressway, struck a crash attenuator at the Greenpoint Avenue overpass. The impact caused the Honda Accord to rotate clockwise, resulting in a collision with a Toyota Rav-4 driven by a 44-year-old and a Kia Telluride driven by a 51-year-old.
Tragically, 23-year-old Cameron Mency, a passenger in the Honda Accord, was ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. Three other women in the Honda were critically injured and transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, while the drivers of all three vehicles involved escaped physical harm.
The NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad is examining the case to determine the circumstances leading to this devastating incident.