Patrick Huntley Death – A father who was bringing his children to get ice cream was killed, along with his 10-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son, when a speeding SUV collided with their vehicle, according to the police. Two additional children who were in the car, according to the police, are now fighting for their lives.
It was one of two fatal accidents that occurred in Nassau County within eight hours on Sunday evening and Monday morning. In both cases, the victims were minors. The first collision occurred around 7:20 p.m. Sunday in East Massapequa. The collision was part of a four-car chain-reaction accident that left even the most seasoned police officers and detectives devastated.
At a Monday afternoon news conference, the commanding officer of the Nassau County Homicide Squad, Detective Captain Stephen Fitzpatrick, stated, “This is probably one of the most horrific scenes we’ve ever seen.”
According to police, a Hyundai Kona travelling west on Sunrise Highway collided with a Hyundai Santa Fe. The collision occurred before a strip centre near Old Sunrise Highway. Patrick Huntley, 60, was driving the Santa Fe, according to the police, and he was transporting his family to get ice cream.
Patrick Ryder, the police commissioner of Nassau County, provided additional information. Hannah Huntley, 13 years old, and Jeremiah Huntley, 10 years old, were the other two victims in the vehicle. The driver of the Hyundai Kona, aged 32, who crashed into them has not yet been identified by police. However, they reported that the driver, who fractured one of his ankles in the collision, also injured other persons.
Investigators report that he slammed into the Huntley family’s vehicle at such a high rate of speed that it caused their vehicle to collide with a Chevrolet Malibu sedan in front of it. The chain-reaction collision injured the 83-year-old sedan driver. Moreover, according to the police, the impact of the initial collision was so severe that the Kona flipped onto a vehicle in the adjacent turning lane.
Five persons were injured in total, including two additional children who were passengers in the Huntley family’s SUV. These children are the six-year-old granddaughter and 18-year-old son of victim Patrice Huntley. Both are in extremely critical condition.
He criticized the driver of the vehicle that caused the Huntley family’s devastation as well as the driver accused of causing the death of another child in a nocturnal collision.
It occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. near Broad Street on Hempstead Turnpike. According to police, an inebriated driver struck a Hyundai Elantra sedan at high speed. A mother and her six-year-old daughter stood just outside their sedan, perusing some discarded carpet samples by the side of the road.
According to detectives, the motorist at fault was Jorge Bonilla Gutierrez of Freeport, whose blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
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