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DA: Driver Accused In Deadly William Floyd Parkway Crash Tested Positive For Drugs

Thomas Smith in courthouse in Central Islip on April 17, 2012. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Thomas Smith in courthouse in Central Islip on April 17, 2012. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

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RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The Long Island man charged in a crash on the William Floyd Parkway that left two people dead tested positive for drugs, the Suffolk County district attorney’s office announced.

Thomas Smith, 20, slammed into a tree after veering off the road in Ridge on April 14.

His girlfriend, 19-year-old Jacqueline Salvador, and another passenger, 17-year-old Ryan Baumgartner, were ejected from the vehicle and killed.

The group was on their way home from a day at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Toxicology results showed Smith had been smoking marijuana, District Attorney Thomas Spota said, but the crime lab did not find any controlled substances in his blood.

Smith‘s lawyer had said his client had taken a legal muscle relaxant, Flexeril, before the crash.

Smith is charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Charges may be upgraded.

Smith remains free on $150,000 bond while the investigation continues.

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