NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An undocumented immigrant has been arrested and charged after an accident on Long Island that left two men dead early Saturday morning.
Oscar E. Ramirez-Lopez faces charges for vehicular manslaughter in the first degree, driving while intoxicated and driving without a license after police said the 29-year-old Guatemalan sideswiped a Kia Sephia on the Wantagh Parkway in Levittown causing the Kia to veer off the road and strike a tree, killing its two occupants.
Ilario Scuteri, 49, was driving with his passenger, Daniel J. Gambardella, 46, to work when the accident happened at 4:52 a.m. Both died and were removed from the scene by the Nassau County Medical Examiners Office.
Police said Ramirez-Lopez, who was driving an ’03 Ford Windstar registered to Fabio Marcano, 50, of the Bronx, was treated for minor injuries at Nassau County Medical Center before being processed at the State Police Farmingdale Barracks.
Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has any information pertaining to this incident contact Inv. Sean Michael Pagano at (516) 561-8492. All calls will be kept confidential.
The investigation is continuing.