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Valley Stream Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Crash that Killed Father of Three

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Brian Daly, 25, caused 2013 crash while drunk.

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Mineola, NY - April 1, 2014 - Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Valley Stream man pleaded guilty today to charges stemming from a fatal crash that claimed the life of a Franklin Square father of three in February 2013.

Brian Daly, 25, of Valley Stream, pleaded guilty before Nassau County Court Judge Angelo Delligatti to Depraved Indifference Assault in the 1st Degree (a B violent felony), Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree (a C felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (a B felony), and Driving While Intoxicated (an unclassified misdemeanor). Daly is expected to receive a sentence of 12 years in prison, and will not be eligible for parole. He is due back in court for sentencing on July 18.

“The devastation caused to the victim’s family was the result of the depraved actions of one man and his wildly reckless driving through a Franklin Square neighborhood,” DA Rice said. “This case is a reminder that this kind of senseless carnage will not be tolerated in Nassau County.”

DA Rice said that Daly was drunk and high on cocaine when he broadsided a minivan driven by his 46-year-old victim at the intersection of Franklin Ave. and Corona Ave. in Franklin Square on Feb. 27, 2013 at approximately 9:15 p.m. Daly was going over 70 miles per hour at the time of the crash in a 30 mile-per-hour zone, and ran several red lights prior to the crash, including driving around other cars that had stopped for the light. At the final intersection, he continued accelerating through the steady red signal and struck the victim’s minivan in the driver’s door, killing him. Daly was also found to be possession of more than a half ounce of cocaine at that time.  He was arrested by the Nassau County Police immediately after the collision.

The victim had been driving to his home in Franklin Square at the time of the incident. He left behind his wife and their three children aged 12, 9, and 8.

Assistant District Attorneys Michael Bushwack and Gene Kang of DA Rice’s Vehicular Crimes Bureau are prosecuting the case. Daly is represented by Bruce Barket, Esq.