Jessica Beauvais Bio, Wiki
Jessica Beauvais is a 32-year-old woman from Hempstead who was involved in an accident that killed Anastasios Tsakos, a 43-year-old 14-year-old veteran with the New York Police Department (NYPD), and a father of two young children in a road accident in Fresh Meadows, Queens in the early hours of Tuesday, April 27th.
Jessica Beauvais was Intoxicated and had a Suspended License
Jessica was intoxicated and had a suspended license. She swerved to avoid other cars and hit Tsakos as he stood next to his marked vehicle. She initially drove from the scene but was arrested a short time later.
Jessica Beauvais is now facing several charges, including two counts of vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, flee officer in motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, aggravated unlicensed operator, operating motor vehicle .08 of 1% alcohol, DWI.
Her other charges include reckless driving, driving without a license, DWAI alcohol, collide with an emergency vehicle, and right of way violation: emergency motor vehicle. The mayor spoke about people not being responsible while on the road leading to deaths.
The Accident Took place on the Long Island Expressway in Queens
The tragic incident took place while Tsakos was diverting traffic from a previous fatal crash on the Long Island Expressway in Queens. He was struck by a passing vehicle and an alleged drunk driver has been arrested in this case.
The incident took place before 2 am on Tuesday morning. Tsakos was struck by a 2013 Volkswagen in the eastbound lanes of the LIE near Francis Lewis Boulevard. The driver, Jessica Beauvais, 32, from Hempstead who was allegedly intoxicated and was driving with a suspended license swerved to avoid other cars and hit Tsakos as he stood next to his marked vehicle. Tsakos was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Anastasios Tsakos Wife and Children
Officer Tsakos leaves behind his wife and two kids. A neighbor who knew him as “Tasso” was shocked by his tragic passing. He says that Tsakos had moved in with his family to a neighborhood in the East Northport neighborhood last summer and had blended beautifully with everyone. “Family man, friendly as can be and the most hardworking person you’d ever want to meet,” said Moyra Bletsch, Tsakos’ neighbor.
NY Mayor, De Blasio pledges support to Officer Tsakos’ family
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio shared the pain Officer Tsakos’s family was facing, “It’s a very, very painful moment. Police Officer Anastasios Tsakos gave 14 years to this city protecting people, and that’s what he was doing this evening. He was out there trying to make sure that everyone was safe,” de Blasio said.
“And he is dead because someone drove under the influence and recklessly. Someone drove with a suspended license. He’s dead because he was at an accident where people had driven recklessly also with a suspended license,” he added during a news conference alongside Commissioner Dermot Shea after Tsakos’s death.
“We see here a horrendous pattern, people doing the wrong thing and other people dead because of it, and one of them a hero officer who did everything right in his life for us, and he is dead because of other people’s negligence,” de Blasio said. “The commissioner and I just spent time with his widow, Irene, and the pain she is going through, there are no words for. But all New Yorkers need to realize, a few hours ago, she was looking forward to seeing her husband again, and now she won’t.
“They will never see their father again because somebody did the wrong thing, and we have to understand, every day our officers go out looking to do the right thing. But here’s a good man who won’t be home,” he lamented. “Just so much pain. So please everyone, realize, this family will never be whole again. What we will do is everything we can to support these children, to support this widow. But it won’t be enough,” the mayor added.