Queens Woman Charged With Fatal DWI Crash on Long Island

A Queens woman was arrested for vehicular manslaughter after driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a 61-year-old man on the Northern State Parkway in Albertson, New York State police said.

Silvia Ibanez, 42, was driving a Toyota Rav4 westbound when she rear-ended a Toyota Camry near Exit 29A at 10:15 p.m. on Monday, police said.

The second driver, Juan Collado of Manhattan, died of injuries suffered in the crash.

Ibanez was taken to North Shore University Hospital, where she is being treated for serious injuries. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and second-degree vehicular manslaughter.

Police are continuing the investigation and ask any witnesses to call them at 631-756–3300.

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