BRONX, N.Y. (WPIX)—A drunk driver speeding the wrong way on the Major Deegan Expressway on Saturday morning was arrested after killing another driver in a head-on collision.
The accident occurred around 3:45 a.m. just before the Fordham Road exit. Police say 26-year-old, Pablo Ovalles was driving a Cadillac Escalade northbound in the southbound lane when he smashed into an Infiniti sedan, instantly killing the other driver, 41-year-old Patrick Smith.
Reports say firefighters had to cut Ovalles from his smashed up vehicle after it spun out of control and slammed into a guardrail. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.
Police later arrested Ovalles for DWI and vehicular manslaughter.