Commack DWI Crash Kills 1, Driver Charged

An alleged drunken driver was arrested for causing a three-car crash that killed a 42-year-old man in Commack early Friday morning, Suffolk County police said.

Louis Muicela was driving his Jeep northbound on Commack Road when he crashed into a westbound Lincoln Town Car at the corner of Jericho Turnpike at 4:15 a.m. The Jeep then struck a Nissan that was stopped at a red light on Townline Road.

The driver of the Lincoln, Karl Njerve, of Port Jefferson Station, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 38-year-old Central Islip man who allegedly caused the crash was treated for minor injuries at Huntington Hospital.

The driver of the Nissan was not injured.

Muicela was charged with driving while intoxicated. He will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Vehicular Crime Unit detectives impounded the vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash and has not been interviewed to call them at 631-852-6555.