Lawyer Sentenced for Fatal DWI Crash on LIE

Raj Jadeja
Raj Jadeja

A Brooklyn lawyer was sentenced Thursday to one to three years in prison for driving drunk when he was involved in a crash that killed a 21-year-old Ronkonkoma man on the Long Island Expressway.

Raj Jadeja pleaded guilty to manslaughter, assault, driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired by combined influence of drugs and alcohol in March at Nassau County court.

Police have said the 36-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, Sept. 19, 2015.

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.

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