Police say 20-year-old Stephen Rossman traveled west on Jerusalem Avenue in North Bellmore at around 9:30 p.m. local time when the accident occurred. Rossman, speeding down the road, crashed into the rear of a Nissan Altima, causing it to spin out.
The Altima then hit a pedestrian crossing the road, reports WABC. The 45-year-old female pedestrian died at the scene of the crash. Another vehicle traveling eastbound on Jerusalem was hit by the Altima as well.
Rossman’s vehicle continued westbound after the initial collision, where he struck a dumpster and collided with a parked box truck. WABC reports that Rossman was pronounced dead at the crash site.
The driver of the Altima received treatment at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Drivers of the other vehicles involved in the accident refused medical treatment, according to WABC.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):