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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Freeport Woman Sentenced to up to 18 Years in Prison in Fatal 2020 Crash

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Crash on Meadowbrook Parkway killed a 39-year-old mother and injured her eight-year-old son

MINEOLA, N.Y. – The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office announced that a Freeport woman was sentenced today to six to 18 years in prison for driving at estimated triple digit speeds while intoxicated and crashing into another car, killing the 39-year old driver and injuring her eight-year old son.          
 
Nicole Pollock, 28, of Freeport, pleaded guilty before Judge Patricia Harrington on June 16, 2021 to aggravated vehicular homicide (a B felony), manslaughter in the second degree (a C felony), assault in the second degree (a D violent felony), assault in the third degree (an A misdemeanor), driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs or of alcohol and any drug or drugs, and aggravated driving while intoxicated. The defendant was sentenced today to six to 18 years in prison.
 
“Nicole Pollock drove her car dangerously fast while she was extremely intoxicated by alcohol and marijuana and inevitably crashed into innocent victims, destroying a family,” said Acting DA Smith. “Nicole Pollock killed 39-year-old mother, Lissette Quintanilla, in front of her 8-year-old son who was both traumatized and physically injured.  Reckless and impaired drivers cannot be tolerated on our roadways because innocent families like the Quintanillas pay the price.”  
 
According to the investigation, on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at approximately 12:02 a.m., Lissette Quintanilla, 39, was driving north on the Meadowbrook Parkway just north of exit M7 in a red Kia with her eight-year old son.                  
 
The defendant, operating a grey Nissan Rogue, was driving while highly intoxicated at speeds estimated by witnesses to be approximately 100 mph. Pollock collided with the back of the Kia, propelling it across lanes of traffic and wrapping the car around a tree.
 
Quintanilla died in the collision and her eight-year-old son suffered a fractured arm and other injuries.
 
This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Tara DePalo of the NCDA’s Vehicular Crimes Bureau. The defendant is represented by Dennis Lemke, Esq.           

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