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NYPD: Man smashes his vehicle into barrier on L.I.E., three dead in chain-reaction crash

PolicelineAug. 31, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan

A 25-year-old man smashed his car into a barrier on the Long Island Expressway this morning leading to his own death and those of his two passengers, as well as injuries to another 11 motorists.

Michael Fabre was speeding while going eastbound on the L.I.E. and lost control of his 2010 black Infinity sedan and crashed in to a barrier at around 4:20 am, according to police.

Upon impact, Fabre’s car split in two, sending the front half landing on the left lane of the eastbound lower roadway, where a 2012 Acura TI struck it near the Maurice Avenue exit in Maspeth.

Three of the occupants of the Infinity were pronounced dead at the scene, including Fabre from Oakland Gardens, 24-year-old Giovanny Sanchez of Brentwood, and 24-year-old Christina Formato of Franklin Square. There were two other passengers  and they were transported to Elmhurst General Hospital, one in critical condition and one stable.

The man operating the Acura had minor injuries and refused medical attention at the scene.

A second collision occurred when a dump truck could not stop in time from colliding in to five other cars that were stopped due to the first accident. All those involved in the second crash are in stable condition,

The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Unit is conducting an investigation in to the incident.

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A.Bundy

probably assuming that the driver and occupants were under the influence of alcohol/drugs. that would make sense, but it was not mentioned…yet.

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Leilani W.

Are you fucking stupid.. thats my fucking brother your talking about. Not I’m a millions years would I think someone would ever talk about a dead person as you are. Have some respect bc obviously you don’t have. Giovanny was in the navy and fought for the country and you have the nerve to even post on media with a smart comment like that. Get over your ego. Like how old are you 3? I should say some stuff right now but u know what Ima have some respect for my brother , Gio , not to get over yourself. Or get off the internet. Rest easy big bro ??!

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