Fatal auto accident

Freeport man arrested in fatal vehicular accident

Dante Lennon, 22, charged with DWI, vehicular manslaughter


The Nassau County Homicide Squad has reported a fatal vehicular accident that occurred at 11:11 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, in New Hyde Park.

According to Nassau County detectives, a 2012 Mercedes-Benz sedan, which was occupied only by its driver, struck  a 2010 Lincoln Town Car that was in the eastbound lane on Jericho Turnpike. 

The Lincoln Town Car was occupied by its driver and five passengers.  The car is designed to carry six people. 

Three rear female passengers of the Lincoln Town Car were pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver and remaining two passengers of the Lincoln were transported to local area hospitals for treatment of their injuries and are currently listed in stable condition.

The investigation led to the arrest of the driver of the Mercedes-Benz, Dante Lennon, 22, of Freeport.   Lennon is charged with three counts of vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated.  He was transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and will be arraigned as soon as medically practical.

The investigation is ongoing.


The three female victims in the above incident have been identified as Nguyen Tu, 41, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina; Marlene Luu, 66 and Hoa Ho, 68, both from Woodside, Queens. The three male victims, ages 42, 67 and 73 are all listed in stable condition. 

Defendant Dante Lennon was given a bedside arraignment on Monday, May 23, 2022 and charged with three counts of Manslaughter 2nd degree, three counts of Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd degree, DWI, Assault 2nd degree and Vehicular Assault 2nd degree.