Suffolk County Police have arrested a man following a motor vehicle crash that killed a woman and seriously injured an 11-year-old girl in Wyandanch yesterday afternoon.
Jennifer Figueroa was driving a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, turning left onto Lincoln Avenue from Little East Neck Road, when the vehicle was struck by a northbound 2018 BMW, being driven by Franklyn Charles, at 3:47 p.m.
Figueroa, 30, of Wyandanch, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where she was pronounced dead. Her daughter, Anahi Sanchez, a passenger in the Hyundai, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for treatment of serious injuries.
Charles, 18, of West Babylon, was transported to South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore for evaluation and released. A 14-year-old male passenger in the BMW was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for evaluation and released into custody of family members.
Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.
Charles, 18, of West Babylon, was charged with Reckless Endangerment and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He is being held overnight at the First Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on October 23.
Major Case Unit detectives are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information can call Major Case at 631-852-6553 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.