Updated, 6:30 p.m.: Suffolk County Police say a Brentwood man was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol during the time of a Saturday morning crash that resulted in the death of one of his passengers.
Police have charged 31-year-old Luis Flores with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle third degree.
Cops said Larita Thorpe, 42, of Central Islip, was killed in the crash. Three others in the car were sent to hospitals and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
According to police, Flores will be arraigned on Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.
Police are asking anyone with information about Saturday morning's crash to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Original story: A person was killed in a single-car accident on Holiday Drive in Hauppauge early Saturday morning.
Suffolk County police say a male driver, 31, was driving a 1999 Jeep along Holiday Park Drive in Hauppauge. The man then lost control his vehicle, crashing into a tree near the the intersection of Cardinal Lane at 3:37 a.m. Saturday. A passenger in the vehicle was killed, according to police. No further details as to the driver or the victim are available, as police have been unable to notify next of kin.
A police investigation into the cause of this accident is ongoing.
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