BAY SHORE, N.Y. — Three people are dead after an accident on the Southern State Parkway caused one car to burst into flames, state police said.
O’Neil Sharpe, Jr. was driving a 2008 BMW around 1:30 a.m. on the westbound Southern State Parkway near exit 41 when it struck a 2005 Toyota, causing it to become engulfed in flames, according to police. The impact propelled the Toyota into the grassy median that separates traffic.
Sharpe, Jr. fled the scene of the accident and was later arrested at his home in Rockville Center, cops said. He was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an auto accident.