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Man arrested for vehicular manslaughter in Glen Cove


The Nassau County Police Department’s Homicide Squad reported the arrest of a Locust Valley man for a vehicular manslaughter incident that occurred on Sep. 1, in Glen Cove.

Detectives said that an ambulette was heading south on Walnut Road, with its lights and sirens on as it was transporting a male patient with breathing problems. A 1997 Cadillac STS, operated by Alvaro Gutierrez-Garcia, 27, of Locust Valley, struck the ambulette at the intersection of Walnut Road and Forest Avenue, overturning the ambulette at the road. Glen Cove City Police, Nassau County Police and multiple ambulances responded to the scene.

The ambulette driver, Emergency Medical Technician and male patient were all transported to a nearby hospital. While the driver and EMT were treated for minor injuries, the patient, Denis Motherway, 85, of Bayville, was pronounced dead by hospital physicians on Sep. 2.

Gutierrez-Garcia was charged with vehicular manslaughter, two counts of Driving While Intoxicated and one count of aggravated DWI. He was arraigned at the Nassau County First District Court, in Hempstead, on Sep. 3.