A Brooklyn man has been accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed a 21-year-old Ronkonkoma man on the Long Island Expressway over the weekend, Nassau County police said.
Raj Jadeja was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving and driving while intoxicated.
Police said the 34-year-old man was driving a BMW eastbound on the LIE when he struck another BMW driven by George Ragotte, who had slowed down to avoid a two-vehicle crash in Plainview at 2:13 a.m. Saturday.
The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead four hours later. Jadeja and the drivers in the initial crash were treated for their injuries.
Bail for Jadeja was set at $500,000 cash or $275,000 bond. He is due back in court Oct. 5.