Long Island man charged with DWI in crash that killed passenger in his car

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

COMMACK, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after a crash early Sunday that killed a passenger in his car.

Suffolk County Police say 48-year-old Patrick J. McMahon was driving a 2018 Infiniti Q60 westbound on Dovecote Lane shortly before 2.am. when he lost control of the vehicle, struck a driveway pillar and a tree, overturned and came to a stop on the front lawn of a home.

32-year-old Steven Sarvis of Ronkonkoma, a passenger in the backseat of the Infiniti, was taken to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown where he was pronounced dead.

A second passenger in the car suffered minor injuries.

McMahon was taken to Huntington Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

He will be arraigned at a later date.


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