Homicide Squad detectives report the arrest of a Massapequa man for an incident that occurred on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10:35 am in Bethpage.
According to detectives, while traveling southbound on Stewart Avenue near the intersection of Linden Avenue, John Cappello, 30, while operating his 2000 Mitsubishi Monteiro, crossed over into oncoming traffic and was in a collision with a northbound 2019 Nissan Rogue operated by a 74 year old female. As a result of the collision the female operator was transported to an area hospital and was later pronounced deceased by a staff physician. Her name is being withheld pending family notification.
Cappello was also transported to an area hospital and was admitted for a non-life threatening injury.
A subsequent investigation revealed that Cappello was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition and was placed under arrest.
Cappello is charged with Manslaughter 2nd Degree, Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and Driving While Intoxicated. He will be arraigned when medically practical.