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Drunk Driving Crash Kills 1, Injures Another

Anthony Sylvia, 28, of East Meadow was killed from injuries sustained in a car crash after riding with a drunk driver on Tuesday at 4:45 a.m., according to Nassau County Police. Sylvia was a passenger in the car of Michael Bantel, 27, of Massapequa who crashed head-on into another car in oncoming traffic on Sunrise Highway, police said.

Sylvia was rushed to a nearby hospital, but died from his internal injuries, police told reporters.

The driver in the other car, a 37-year-old woman, was also taken to the hospital with various lacerations, contusions, and head, knee and back pain, police said.

Bantel is charged with second-degree manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, third-degree assault, and driving while intoxicated. He was arraigned on Wednesday.

For grieving families, it's important that a full investigation be conducted. For that, a wise first step is to discuss the matter with a legal professional experienced in car accidents.

 

If a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Jared Levine of Morgan Levine Dolan at 212-785-5115 today.

 

http://patch.com/new-york/eastmeadow/cops-east-meadow-man-killed-sunrise-highway-crash

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