An alleged drunken driver smashed his truck into an SUV on Long Island on Saturday night, killing a 15-year-old girl, police said.
The fatal crash happened around 11 p.m. at Peninsula Boulevard and Edward Avenue in Woodmere, Nassau County police said.
A Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Arlin Javier Aguilera, 34, was traveling north on Peninsula Boulevard when it hit an Audi Q5 SUV that was turning southbound onto Peninsula Boulevard from Edward Avenue, according to cops.
Five people in the Audi, including the teen girl, were rushed to a hospital. The girl died, and the car’s 38-year-old driver was in critical condition, cops said. The other people in the Audi suffered less serious injuries.
The teen’s identity wasn’t released by cops.
Aguilera and a passenger in the truck were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.
Aguilera of Hempstead was arrested and charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, second-degree vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated, police said.