Thursday, May 11, 2023
Yvette Hughes, of Chambers, Pa., died from her injuries in the three-car accident that occurred on the Nassau Expressway on May 2.
Hughes, 59, was one of four people injured in the multi-vehicle crash that happed at 5:25 p.m., in Inwood that Tuesday and was airlifted to the hospital, police said.
A 2018 white Honda driven by a man, 64, was headed south on the expressway also known as Route 878, where he was involved in a crash with a blue 2019 Honda operated by a woman, 24, who was traveling north on the roadway, according to police. Hughes was the passenger in the white Honda.
That crash resulted in the blue Honda hitting a 2020 dark-colored Kia being driven by a woman, 49, who was also headed north on the expressway.
The driver and another passenger in the white Honda described as a juvenile by police were not injured. The driver of the blue Honda was taken by helicopter to a hospital and was listed ad stable, as of press time. The Kia driver was not injured.
Both the north and south lanes of the Nassau Expressway were closed in both directions between Burnside Avenue and Bay Boulevard because of a multiple vehicle accident and the subsequent investigation. The roadway was reopened several hours later.
The Inwood and Lawrence-Cedarhurst fire departments were on the scene at 5:30 p.m. Firefighters extricated five people from the vehicles. Police emergency medical service crews took the injured to the hospitals.
The investigation is continuing. Police ask anyone with information on the accident to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 244-8477. All calls are confidential.
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