The Weekly Carnage – Belated Edition

Sorry for posting this later than usual. This week, the Nassau County district attorney won a rare murder conviction against a DWI driver in a trial that received a lot of attention. "We would hope that this verdict sends a message that if you drink and drive and kill someone, you will be prosecuted for murder," the D.A. told the Times. Meanwhile, Suffolk County prosecutors decided not to prosecute a woman alleged to be drunk when she fatally struck a priest in East Hampton. 

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Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 458 Killed This Year) Photo: G.N. Miller/New York Post Manhattan: DWI Driver Kills Delivery Worker (NY Post, Newsday) Yonkers, N.Y.: Driveway Death as Car Rolls Over Owner (Journal News, Newsday) Related: Car May Have Been Out of Gear (Journal News)  Bedford Hills, N.Y.: Driver, 20, Charged After His Brother Dies (Journal News) Newark: Pedestrian Killed (NJ.com) […]

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Fatal Crashes (11 Deaths This Week) Greenlawn, L.I.: Body of Man, 26, Discovered in Burning Vehicle (Newsday) Queens: Congressman Crowley Aide, 74, Kills Friend in Crash (NY Post) Related: Aide Facing DWI Charges (Daily News) Related: Family Won’t Hold Driver Responsible for DWI Death (Daily News) Queens: 12-Year-Old Boy Killed in Hit-and-Run (Daily News) Related: Man Arrested […]

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Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 383 Killed This Year) Suffolk, Va.: Fiery Crash Kills Six New York City Kin (NY Post) Related: Bronx Neighbors Erect Makeshift Memorial (Newsday) Related: Father of 5 Bronx Siblings Killed in Crash Collapses (NY Post) Related: Crash Mom Recalls Eerie Call From Kid (NY Post) Brooklyn: Pedestrian, 88, Killed by Teen SUV Driver […]

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Fatal Crashes (12 Killed This Week; 345 Killed This Year) Brooklyn: Car Kills Yemeni Immigrant Boy in Canarsie (NY Post) Brooklyn: Suspended-License Driver Kills Brighton Beach Ped (Daily News) Suffolk Co. (L.I.): Motorcyclist Hits Guardrail, Dies (Newsday) Nassau Co. (L.I.): Police Searching for Driver Who Killed Physician (Newsday) Related: Staff Stunned by Death of "Physician’s […]

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Fatal Crashes (4 Killed This Week; 496 Killed This Year) NYC: 2 Men Die in Separate Wrecks; 1 Critical After a Hit-and-Run (Newsday) Brooklyn: Car Hits and Kills Fearless Iraq Vet on Motorcycle (NY Post, Newsday) Related: ‘He Was Proud to Serve His Country’ (NY Post) E. Rutherford, N.J.: Turnpike Crash Kills Westchester Man (Star-Ledger, LoHud) Photo via […]

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Tom Nycz/The Journal News Fatal Crashes (19 Killed This Week; 402 Killed This Year) Chappaqua, N.Y.: Pedestrian, 61, Killed on Way to Starbucks (Journal News) Lindenhurst, L.I.: Mother Runs Over 5-Year-Old Son (AP/Daily News) Related: Officer Notes "It’s Just a Tragic Accident" (Newsday) Staten Island: Car Rear Ended, Bursts Into Flames, Killing Driver (S.I. Advance) Secaucus, N.J.: […]