Massapequa Man DWI in Crash That Killed 2, Cops Say

Nassau County Police

An accused drunken driver was arrested for allegedly hitting and killing an elderly married couple in Massapequa Park on Saturday night, Nassau County police said.

John Hartwig, 63, of Massapequa, was driving a Ford Explorer eastbound on Merrick Road when he struck the man and woman, both 77 years old, just east of Park Boulevard at 8:10 p.m., police said.

Both victims were taken to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead. They were identified as Barbara and Melvyn Glickman of Melville.

The suspect, who was found to under the influence of alcohol, was placed taken into custody at the scene. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and two counts of second-degree vehicular manslaughter. He will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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