Nassau County, NY: 24-year-old Valley Stream man charged in fatal DWI crash |

A Valley Stream man faces manslaughter charges after police say he drove drunk, ran a red light and crashed his car, killing a Franklin Square man.

Nassau County Police arrested 24-year-old Brian P. Daly of Comber Street for his involvement in the accident at the Franklin Square-North Valley Stream border on Feb. 27. Police say that Daly was driving his 2008 Lincoln southbound on Franklin Avenue at a high rate at 9:15 p.m. when he went through a red light at Corona Avenue and struck a 2003 Ford traveling east on Corona. Then Daly’s vehicle crashed into a 2010 Subaru stopped at the light before coming to a rest.

The driver of the Ford, 46-year-old Christopher DeCrescito, of Ferngate Drive, was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly before 10 p.m. The driver of the Subaru was not hurt.

Daly was taken to a nearby hospital for injuries to his right hip and right arm. All vehicles were impounded for safety inspections.

After his arrest, Daly was charged with second-degree manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving and driving while intoxicated. Daly has not yet been arraigned.

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