Long Island police arrest man in connection with 2013 fatal car accident

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Saturday, August 15, 2015
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WESTBURY (WABC) -- Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal car accident that happened in 2013.

According to the Nassau County Police Department, a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant was traveling eastbound around noon in the right lane of Old Country Road in Westbury in September 2013. The driver veered to the right, and then hit a curb and a tree.

The driver was injured and was taken to a local hospital where he was admitted for treatment. He was listed in serious condition at the time. Martha Hernandez-Majano, 27, and Renen Vides Jr., 4, both of Uniondale, were in the car at the time, and were taken to a hospital where both were pronounced dead.

On Friday, police said they arrested Renen Vides, 29, of Hempstead. Garden City police pulled him over for operating a 2011 Nissan Sentra without a front plate on Clinton Street, and he had an open warrant. He is being charged with two counts of second degree manslaughter, second degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving and driving violations.

He was scheduled for arraignment Saturday in Hempstead.