DWI driver charged with vehicular manslaughter in Freeport


The Nassau County Police Department has reported the arrest of a homeless man for a fatal auto accident that occurred on March 1 in Freeport. 

Detectives have revealed that 32-year-old Tyshaun M. Johashen was operating a 2018 Nissan Sentra, traveling southbound on Babylon Turnpike in the vicinity of Carroll Street when he struck a female pedestrian, aged 24 at 7:05 p.m. The victim suffered severe trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Johashen, who remained at the scene, was intoxicated at the time of the accident. He was placed under arrest without incident.

Johashen has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, and unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

He was arraigned on March 2 at First District Court, located at 99 Main Street in Hempstead.