New Charges in Death of Mineola/Long Island Firefighter

Courtesy of 1010 WINS News

Mineola, Long Island - Charges have been upgraded to manslaughter against a woman who was arrested after an car accident that killed a firefighter putting away fire hoses.

Nassau County police say the accident occurred on March 25th in Greenvale, where members of the Roslyn Rescue company were finishing a training exercise.

Police say while two firefighters were rolling up hoses, a car went through the barricades and cones and hit them.

One firefighter - 30-year-old Alan Frye - was pronounced dead at North Shore University Hospital. The other firefighter - 26-year-old Christopher Baffa - was treated and released. Police say 41-year-old Elizabeth Bartfield of Forest Hills, Queens was at first charged with driving while ability was impaired. New charges of second degree vehicular manslaugter were filed against her today

photo Alan Frye