A Valley Stream man has been indicted for his alleged involvement in the death of a skateboarder.
On January 12, 2023, Mactyme Michel, 19, was driving a 2012 Honda Pilot northwest on Cantiague Lane near Sunnyside Lane in Westbury. At approximately 2:25 p.m., Michel drove around a vehicle in front of him and proceeded to drive through a stop sign without stopping. Michel then allegedly struck and killed Gerrin Hagen, 18, from behind as he was riding his skateboard. Gerrin was transported to Nassau University Medical Center, where he would die from his injuries the next day on January 13, 2023.
Michel surrendered to the Nassau County Police Department’s Homicide Squad on July 10, and was arraigned before Judge Christopher Hoefenkrieg on the charge of criminally negligent homicide. He pleaded not guilty and was released to pretrial services. He is due back in court on August 21, where he faces up to four years in prison.
“Gerrin Hagen’s life was tragically cut short when this defendant allegedly ran through a stop sign and struck the young man, who was riding on a skateboard,” said Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly. “Hagen was a talented ice hockey and lacrosse player who was beloved by the entire Long Beach community. We continue to mourn with his family members, friends, and classmates as we prosecute this case.”