Man charged with DWI, manslaughter in fatal crash on Long Island

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Sunday, June 5, 2022
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Police say a drunk driver killed a 23-year-old man on Long Island.

WANTAGH, Long Island (WABC) -- Police say a drunk driver killed a 23-year-old man on Long Island.

Matthew Smith, 22, rammed his pickup truck into the victim's sedan in Wantagh around 12:30 a.m. Friday.

Police say Smith had been driving eastbound on Jerusalem Avenue when he crossed into oncoming traffic.

He is charged with DWI, second-degree manslaughter, and reckless driving.

Police have not released the name of the victim.

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