Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 26-year-old Babylon woman killed in a two-vehicle crash in Dix Hills that resulted in the other driver being charged with driving without a license on Tuesday morning.Suffolk County police said Cassandra Walter was driving a Saturn northbound on Commack Road near Euclid Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle, crossed over the double yellow line and struck a southbound Honda minivan at 7 a.m.Walter was pronounced dead at the scene. The Honda driver, 35-year-old Alex Dario Oliva Rodriguez of Hempstead, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was treated and released.Rodriguez was later arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.Second Squad detectives impounded both vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-854-8252.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s officers dressed in riot gear faced off with protesters until nearly 2 a.m. Sunday in Wellington.The situation originally started as a peaceful rally for Black Lives Matter at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach on Saturday afternoon.That is when three Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) deputies met with organizers to discuss a plan for the march.The goal was to keep the participants and the public safe on their way west on Forest Hill Boulevard heading to Highway 441.A Facebook live video captured by our TV news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5, shows that PBSO agreed the organizers could use the sidewalk to travel to the major intersection in Wellington.However, participants discovered a lack of sidewalks along Forest Hill Boulevard shortly thereafter. At that point, rally leaders moved the event into the right lane of the street.A statement from PBSO says, “The protesters failed to comply with several orders to stay out of the roadway.” That is when the tension began.According to The Palm Beach Post, the protesters were greeted by officers in riot gear as they approached the Olympia neighborhood.The standoff ended up lasting for hours, and created traffic closures in the area.PBSO and protesters cleared the scene, and traffic began moving normally in the area.
Fort St. John RCMP is looking for a 40 year old Aboriginal male in connection with an assault on a cab driver early Sunday morning. The driver picked up the suspect from the Chevron gas station and was assaulted at the passenger’s destination at the Howard Johnson Hotel at 3:20 a.m.The individual proceeded to throw the driver out of the vehicle and drive away with it. The cab was later discovered abandoned at approximately 6 a.m. around 109 Street in good condition.The taxi driver sustained minor injuries but was taken to hospital and later released.- Advertisement -The suspect is said to have weighed about 220 pounds.Members of the identification section will be examining the vehicle for finger prints as the investigation proceeds.Anyone who may have seen the suspect at the Chevron, the altercation at the hotel, or the suspect driving a grey Pontiac taxi at that time is asked to contact police at 250-787-8100.Advertisement