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Husband, wife fatally struck by alleged drunk driver in Massapequa Park

Posted at 8:29 AM, Apr 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-23 17:18:18-04

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. —A man and his wife, both 77 years old, were fatally struck by an alleged drunk driver in Massapequa Park on Saturday night.

Barbara and Melvyn Glickman from Melville were hit while trying to cross Merrick Road around 8:10 p.m. were hit by a Ford Explorer, police said. They were rushed to a local hospital, but did not survive.

Police arrested the driver, 63-year-old John Hartwig, at the scene. He was charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

Hartwig was arraigned in Hempstead on Sunday.