LYNBROOK, Long Island, N.Y. — The off-duty New York City Police officer killed in an accident was originally from Guyana, the news website Demerara Waves reported. The officer was reporting for duty at his Far Rockaway post when the crash happened. The officer was 32-year-old when he died. The fatal, two-car accident occurred around 6:45 a.m. The operator of the second vehicle did not sustain any severe injuries. The Lynbrook Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances of the crash.
Authorities from Lynbrook, located in Nassau County, learned through their preliminary investigation that the officer was driving a white sedan to his post in the 101stPrecinct in Far Rockaway on Peninsula Boulevard. A Lynbrook police lieutenant stated that the officer collided with another car at or near the Peninsula Boulevard intersection with Hempstead Avenue. A photograph taken of the officer’s car shows that the collision with the other vehicle caused the officer’s car to plow into a tree and then come to rest on the lawn in front of a building. The car appears to be completely demolished.
A Nassau County police commissioner commented on the tragic accident. He said that the officer received emergency transportation to Long Island Jewish Valley Stream. Physicians at the medical facility pronounced the officer deceased. The NYPD released a statement indicating that the officer died of severe head trauma. The officer was in his fourth year of service with the NYPD. He spent all four years working out of the 101stPrecinct. The sudden loss of their colleague shook the members of the 101st Precinct.
This latest tragedy is the second NYPD officer who died in a motor vehicle accident while off-duty in the last month. Earlier in April, a married father of five died in a motorcycle accident in Queens.
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