Man Killed in West Hempstead Crash, Cops Say

An 87-year-old Malverne man was killed and the female driver of the car seriously injured in a crash Friday night in West Hempstead, Nassau County police said.

The pair had just left a CVS on Hempstead Avenue at approximately 5:15 p.m., and were traveling west on Eagle Avenue, when the 81-year-old woman lost control of the 2003 Acura, causing the car to hop a curb and continue into the parking lot where the Acura struck two parked cars, police said.

The car, still traveling out of control, police said, continued onto Hempstead Avenue where it crashed into a tree.

The passenger, Henry Gugumuck, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said.

The woman, who was not identified, was transported to an area hospital where she was listed in serious condition with head and neck injuries, police said.

Police did not say if the driver and passenger were related.

The vehicle was impounded for a brake and safety check, police said. There is no criminality expected at this time, police said.