Young Man Killed By Jumping On Car Hood


A 19-year-old Great Neck man was arrested for the manslaughter of a pedestrian during a fatal automobile accident on Friday, Aug. 11, at 8:43 p.m. in Manhasset, according to the Nassau County Police Homicide Squad.

The defendant, Christian Arevalo, 19, of 150 Manor Dr. in Great Neck was involved in a dispute with a known 20-year-old male. The argument escalated and became physical.

Arevalo then entered his mother’s 2013 Nissan Altima and drove from Manor Dr. in Manhasset with the victim jumping on the motor hood of the car.

The defendant continued driving with the victim holding onto the hood. A short time later, the defendant was involved in an auto accident with a 2017 Cadillac Sedan on Cumberland Avenue and hit a curb.

The victim was thrown from the hood, struck his head on the pavement and suffered head, neck and spine injuries. He was transported by a Nassau County Police ambulance to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff at 12:39 a.m. on Aug. 12.

Further investigation revealed that the defendant was responsible for a robbery that occurred on Monday, July 17, in Great Neck. He also violated a Court Order of Protection on Tuesday, May 5, in Great Neck.

The defendant is charged with second-degree manslaughter, second-degree robbery, first-degree criminal contempt, second-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

He was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday, Aug. 13.Youth

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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