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NJ Man Killed In Major Deegan Wrong-Way Crash

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NEW YORK (AP) — Police said a New Jersey man was killed in an early morning collision with a Massachusetts driver heading the wrong way on a New York road.

Authorities said Patrick Smith of Hackensack, N.J., was driving south on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx around 3:45 a.m. Saturday when he was hit by car going northbound in the southbound lanes. The 42-year-old was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police arrested the driver of the other car, a 26-year-old from Roslindale, Mass. He faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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