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Massapequa, N.Y. - Man Killed After Rear-End Accident on Southern State Parkway

Massapequa, N.Y. (April 19, 2019) - A man has died after he was rear-ended early Friday morning by another driver who was under the influence of alcohol, according to police. The deadly New York drunk driving accident occurred around 12:10 a.m. on the westbound side of the Southern State Parkway west of Exit 30.

Drunk Driving.jpgThe accident occurred when a 2017 Honda Accord, which was being driven by 23-year-old Christopher Gomez-Almendarez, rear-ended a 2019 GMC, causing it to be pushed off the roadway and into the trees off the side of the highway. The driver of the GMC, 69-year-old Chacko T. Mammen, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment of injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Gomez-Almendarez was arrested at the scene and charged with multiple charges, including second-degree vehicular manslaughter. Police are asking that any witnesses to the accident contact the State Police Farmingdale headquarters at (631) 756-3300.

We would like to extend our condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this accident. To lose a family member in a vehicle accident is never easy to understand, so we hope that at this time you may be able to find peace and love as you begin to heal.

Drunk Driving Accidents and Wrongful Death

When someone chooses to drive while intoxicated, they are choosing to put themselves and others in a situation in which someone can be hurt or be killed. Injuries and wrongful death are often the terrible outcomes of these accidents, and they can cause a hole to be put into the life of the victim or the victim's families after the accident occurs. After you or a loved one is injured or killed in a drunk driving accident, call the Law Offices of Robert A. Solomon of Metro Law. Our lawyers are ready to represent you in court and fight for the compensation you need, and they will work hard for you until your case is over. Call our office today to see what we can do for you at (800) 469-6476.

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