Man faces charges after crashing his car into a Brentwood store¬†
Brentwood, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – A Westbury man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after his vehicle crashed into the back of a Brentwood store Thursday.
Around 8 p.m., Joe Escobar was driving at a high rate of speed westbound on the Long Island Expressway service road with his 10-month-old daughter and pregnant girlfriend on-board, police say. Escobar, 29, lost control of the vehicle on an exit ramp for Motor Parkway. The vehicle crossed the median and went airborne¬†crashing into the back of a 7-Eleven, located at 260 Motor Parkway.
The toddler, identified as Escobar’s daughter Helen, and his pregnant girlfriend, Maria Guillen, 27, also of Westbury, were both seriously injured in the crash. Helen was taken to¬†Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children‚Äôs Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park. Guillen was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical ¬†Center.¬†Escobar was treated for non-life-threatening injuries before being arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Fourth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and are asking anyone with information or that may have witnessed the crash to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.