Man dies after car plunges into water off Freeport, Nassau County

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
1 killed after car plunges into water in Freeport
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One man was found dead inside a car after it plunged into the water in Freeport, Long Island.

FREEPORT, Nassau County -- One man is dead after a car crashed into the water in Nassau County Tuesday afternoon.

Police said they received a call about a car in the water just outside of Cow Meadow Park in Freeport around 1:30 p.m.

The Freeport Fire Department, Freeport Police and Nassau County Police responded.

Divers went into the water, located the vehicle, and it was brought onto land.

The man was not identified, but officials said he was the only person in the car.

Freeport Mayor Kennedy Robert said a few joggers reported seeing a car doing donuts on the grass at Cow Meadow Park.

They said the vehicle then drove about 80 feet to the water.

The investigation into whether the driver lost control or if it was intentional is ongoing.


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