A Lindenhurst man was sentenced Friday to six to 18 years in prison for driving drunk and causing the crash that killed a 56-year-old woman in the victim’s hometown of Huntington Station last year.
Ryan Gurecki had pleaded guilty in February at Suffolk County court to charges of vehicular homicide, manslaughter, assault and driving while intoxicated.
Police have said that the 35-year-old man was driving a Ford Explorer westbound on Jericho Turnpike when he struck a Ford Escape stopped at a red light that was waiting to make a left turn onto Route 110 at 9:23 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016.
The three people in the Escape were taken to Huntington Hospital, where Karen Holden died from her injuries. Her 57-year-old husband who was driving the Escape and her 23-year-old son were admitted to the same hospital in stable condition.