Michele Guglielmi, 59, was killed Oct. 3, when his 1998 Volvo crossed from the eastbound lanes of Stewart Avenue into westbound traffic, investigators said. According to police, his car struck a tree on the north side of the road near Kildare Road in Gaden City.
Guglielmi was taken to a local hospital Thursday night, but was pronounced dead at 10:23 p.m. by a hospital staff physician, a news release said.
After conducting an investigation, detectives believe that he was texting on his cell phone just prior to the accident. They are now examining his vehicle for brake and safety checks.
The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.