Attorney general probes Lynbrook fatal crash


The New York State Attorney General’s office is investigating the death of a 19-year-old Lynbrook man who passed away in a three-car crash Nov. 28.

Nassau County police said Nasir Reid was driving a BMW at around midnight on Nov. 28. He was traveling southbound on Ocean Avenue where the BMW collided with a Nissan Pathfinder. The BMW then struck a Dodge Ram truck after hitting the Pathfinder.

Reid was pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m. after sustaining “extensive internal injuries,” according to the police. The drivers of the Pathfinder and the Dodge Ram were transported by the Lynbrook Fire Department to local hospitals and treated for minor injuries.

According to the Nassau Police Department, Reid was involved in an “encounter” with the Nassau Police prior to the crash. The attorney general’s office is looking into this case under 70-B where it authorizes the attorney general to investigate every incident where a police officer may have caused the death of a civilian “by an act or omission.”

— Ben Fiebert