BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A Long Island man has been arrested on a drunken-driving charge after a one-car crash that killed his passenger.
The accident happened just before 6 a.m. Saturday in Shirley.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Dies After Being Shot In Line Of Duty In Harlem: 'True Heroes Never Die'
Suffolk County police say 27-year-old Oscar Rivera was driving southbound on Grand Boulevard when he lost control of the car and hit a tree.
Rivera’s passenger, 29-year-old David Gonzalez, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead.
Rivera, of Shirley, is being treated for serious injuries at the same hospital.READ MORE: Overturning Of Mask Mandate In New York State Leads To Confusion On How To Proceed In School Districts
Police arrested Rivera on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
No information for an attorney for Rivera was immediately available.
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