Nassau police identified a Glen Cove man as the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident June June 16 after a woman charged with DWI hit a telephone pole in Brookville, police said.
A 21-year-old woman was driving a 2017 Ford sedan northbound on Cedar Swamp Road shortly after midnight when she lost control of the vehicle, police said. When it flipped over, it crashed into a telephone pole, bringing down its cables.
Milton Diaz, 33, was also traveling north on Cedar Swamp Road minutes later. His 2006 Honda motorcycle became caught in the cables, causing him to fall, according to police. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
“Responding Officers observed the female driver to have slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcohol emanating from her breath,” the police statement said. “She was placed under arrest without incident and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of her injuries.”
Officials have charged the driver with DWI and vehicular manslaughter. The investigation was ongoing.