Freeport Man Admits to Fatal DWI Crash

Jonathan Sobrane
Jonathan Sobrane

A Freeport man has admitted to driving while drunk and high on drugs when he caused a high-speed crash that killed a 22-year old man on the Southern State Parkway last year.

Jonathan Sobrane, 37, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Nassau County court to vehicular homicide, assault and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by the combined use of drugs and alcohol.

Prosecutors said Sobrane was speeding up to 90 mph eastbound in his Acura with three passengers when he clipped a Toyota Highlander, causing the Acura to spin off the road, hit trees and uproot a light pole at 3:40 a.m. on April 17, 2016.

One of his passengers, Vito Errico, was ejected from the backseat, authorities said. He was found with the light pole lying across his chest and died as a result of his injuries.

His other two passengers were also injured. One, a 23-year old woman, suffered a fractured femur and massive lacerations to her head that left her skull exposed. The other, a 21-year old man, sustained a broken arm and finger.

The driver, who was not injured, was arrested at the scene by New York State Police. He faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced May 8 by Judge Helene Gugerty.