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Franklin Square Man Killed in Car Accident Near Malverne Border

Valley Stream man charged with manslaughter after Wednesday night accident.

A Valley Stream man was arrested and charged with manslaughter after allegedly killing a Franklin Square man in a car accident Wednesday night near the Malverne border.

According to Nassau County detectives, around 9:15 p.m., Brian P. Daly, 24, was operating his 2008 Lincoln southbound on Franklin Avenue in Franklin Square at a high rate of speed. Daly passed a red traffic signal light and struck a 2003 Ford that was traveling east on Corona Avenue.

Daly’s vehicle then redirected itself into northbound traffic and collided with a 2010 Subaru that was stopped for a red traffic light on Franklin Avenue at Corona Avenue, police said. The operator of the Subaru was uninjured and refused medical treatment.

The operator of the Ford, Christopher Decrescito, 46, of Franklin Square, was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased at 9:57 p.m. by a staff physician, police said.

Daly was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and transported to a nearby hospital for injuries to his right hip and right arm, police said. All vehicles were impounded for safety inspections. The investigation is ongoing.

Daly is charged with manslaughter in the second degree, vehicular manslaughter in the second degree, reckless driving and driving while intoxicated. He will be arraigned as soon as medically practical.

Tom D'Esposito February 28, 2013 at 09:34 PM
This young man came with in feet of rear ending me as I was preparing to turn into the gas station on the corner. As I turned to try to figure out if he was a cop or not, boom, he had already t-boned the mini van. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr Decrescito's family. 46 years young on his way home late from work to his disabled wife and children. Sorry,,,1st offense or not, we as a society have plenty of education on how 2 drinks alone can impair your judgment behind the wheel. I helped the young man in the car that was speeding and ran the light. He was so intoxicated, he could barely talk. He should get the maximum and be charged with murder. Enough is enough. To know that if I left my house 1 second earlier, it may be my wife and 5 year old daughter making plans to bury me right now. We have to stop the madness.
Phyllis Napolitano-Dellarosa February 28, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Chris DeCrescito was a doting husband to his wonderful wife (whom is wheelchair bound btw), an amazing hands-on father to three beautiful little kids and an outstanding citizen to the community and our local school and church. To say what this person did by getting behind the wheel intoxicated was an extremely grave injustice to this dear family's life is a huge understatement IMO to say the least...what's he going to get...5-10 years maybe at best? Those who knew, loved and respected Chris have lost him forever!!!
Dan H February 28, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Well said Tom the madness has to stop the penalties have to be increased to deter the crime
Ivan Ivanovich March 01, 2013 at 01:34 AM
Throw him in jail and throw the key away, and if he left a bar, throw the bartender in jail too
S.M. March 01, 2013 at 05:58 AM
God bless that family.
Michelle Petroccio March 01, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Just short of a year ago, I met Chris, his wife Denise, their children and other family members in New Jersey as our daughters competed in an East Coast U.S.A. Beauty Pageant. Our friendship (Mine & Denise's) was instantanious. This morning, I read the horrible and tragic news on facebook. My heart breaks for Denise and their children. In the short time we spent together, it was clear what kind of a man Chris was, aloving and caring husband and father. My heart breaks for this beautiful family. Two of my children and I are victims of a drunk driver's negligence in CT, and even though we were fortunate to survive and walk away, the memories from such an incident never leave your memory, I cannot fathom being a fatality statistic. Laws against DWI's are not stringent enough, and no penalty is great enough for this negligent act. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a fabulous resource for families to help them through such tragedies and afterwards in the court system. I have an angel for an advocate here in CT. My heart and soul go out to the family. God Bless them, hold them safe in his arms and may they be comforted by wonderful memories. May Christopher Rest in Peace, and JUSTICE be Served to the fullest extent for this needless, negligent and tragic crime comitted by Daly.
patty Gastineau March 01, 2013 at 11:00 PM
from denises uncle Mark and his wife patty< Mr Daly and I use Mr loosely, should get life in prison and die there just like he took our nephews life. His three children and disabled wife is without a husband and kids without a father. it is a disgrace He should die in prison .. and the last bartender that served him should be locked up also for commiting this murder We will see all of them in court, you can believe it
Steve Haner March 02, 2013 at 05:10 PM
My heart breaks for the DeCrescito family. Such an awful tragedy. Also a tragedy for the family of the young man who will no doubt suffer forever the shame for his actions. Perhaps a more fitting punishment for this young man would be to make him forever financially responsible for the DeCrescito family rather than a long imprisonment which only serves to exact revenge, destroy his soul and ultimately serves noone's interests.
MDC March 06, 2013 at 09:59 PM
Mr. Haner: you are so on target with your comment. Two families are in mourning. The young man's parents who are completely ashamed and devestated of their son's action. The parents live with guilt of their son's action. The DeCrescito family, my heart breaks for them and their loss of a husband and father. Prayers are needed for both families. Anger, hate and hostility we live with everyday. Those emotions are not the answer. Love, compassion, forgiveness remorse!
no need March 12, 2013 at 01:17 AM
I bet you every person commenting here has driven after a few drinks so stop it.
Ivan Ivanovich March 12, 2013 at 02:06 AM
I bet u not every person here killed someone after a few drinks, so stop it, call a cab !
Morgan LaPoma April 07, 2013 at 07:59 AM
I went to elementary school with Brian Daly he was a good kid was into sports. I was a big drinker at one point and had went to AA at the age of 18 I had seen mr Daly there for a short time. Mr Daly should had more into AA meetings. My heart goes out to the family members who lost there dad and husband.

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