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NCPD: One Dead in Vehicular Accident After Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel

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Passenger killed after vehicle collided with a tractor trailer in Hicksville, officials say.

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NCPD reports a Fatal Vehicular Accident in Hicksville.

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Hicksville, NY - Sept. 28, 2018 - The Homicide Squad reports the details of a Fatal Vehicular Accident that occurred on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 5:40 a.m. in Hicksville.
 
According to detectives, a 26 year-old male was operating a 2014 Mercedes Benz southbound on Broadway when he fell asleep. He then collided with a Volvo tractor trailer at Lee Avenue that was parked on the shoulder. The operator and his passenger exited the vehicle. The passenger collapsed in the roadway and was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased by a staff physician. The operator was also transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.
 
The deceased has been identified as Eric Faucault, 26, of Elmont.
 
The vehicle was impounded for break and safety checks. The investigation into this incident continues.