Suspect in deadly Meadowbrook Parkway crash appears in court

2 pedestrians were killed in a multi-vehicle accident on Meadowbrook State Parkway in North Merrick.

March 5, 2013 3:17:30 PM PST
The suspect involved in the deadly Meadowbrook Parkway crash has appeared in court.

50-year-old Robert Beodeker is charged in the deadly crash where 76-year-old John Elder and 65-year-old Edward Ross were killed while working on a disabled car.

The suspect is charged with reckless driving.

In his first court appearance Beodeker said he had taken ambien and depression pills.

He is being held on $1,000 bail and has his license suspended.

Beodeker has had is license suspended six times before for failure to pay fines.

He is an Associate Dean at Suffolk Community College.