PATCHOGUE, New York — A Long Island man has been arrested on a drunken-driving charge after his SUV crashed and overturned, killing his passenger.
The accident happened just after midnight Wednesday in Patchogue.
Suffolk County police say 24-year-old Joseph Keleher of Ronkonkoma was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee when he lost control and hit a curb.
The vehicle overturned and went up a grass embankment. Twenty-five-year-old passenger Kevin Smith was ejected.
Smith, of Oakdale, was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center.
Keleher was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. He was awaiting arraignment Thursday.
It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer.