A man died Saturday when his car struck a building in Greenvale, according to detectives from the Nassau County Police Department’s Sixth Squad. On the same day several unrelated incidents involving car theft and vandalism were reported in nearby East Hills.
Detectives said officers responded to a radio call about a vehicle crashing into a building at 1 Bryant Ave. and found a 2018 BMW engulfed in flames. The nearby Glenwood Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire.
The driver of the vehicle, Andrew Daniels, 49, of East Hills, was pronounced dead at the scene by a county medic. No other injuries were reported.
The crash was still under investigation by police.
Also on Saturday, three car-related crimes occurred in the Village of East HIlls, according to an email from Mayor Michael Koblenz sent to the community Tuesday.
“An unlocked car was stolen on Ash Drive,” Koblenz wrote. “The contents included tools and a wallet. An unlocked car was stolen on Poplar Drive. The keys were in the car. An unlocked car was vandalized on Appletree Lane at approximately 8 p.m. The contents taken are uncertain, but there is a video.”
All three cars were unlocked, the mayor added.
East Hills residents have reported similar auto thefts, with the most recent being in late September.