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Nassau County Police Dept: Fatal Accident Caused by Texting Behind the Wheel

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Homicide Squad detectives report the details of a Fatal Auto Accident that occurred on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 9:49 p.m. in Garden City.

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Garden City, NY - October 4th, 2013 - Homicide Squad detectives report the details of a Fatal Auto Accident that occurred on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 9:49 p.m. in Garden City.

According to detectives, the male victim, Michele Guglielmi, 59, of West Hempstead was operating a 1998 Volvo eastbound on Stewart Avenue when he crossed into the westbound lanes striking a tree on the north side of the road, east of Kildare Road. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 10:23 p.m. by a staff physician. During the investigation it was determined that the victim had been texting on his cell phone just prior to the accident. The vehicle was impounded from the scene for brake and safety checks. The investigation is continuing.  

INCIDENT:  Vehicular Accident    
DATE/TIME: October 3, 2013, 0949
LOCATION:  Garden City    
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