Zachary Jay Fazekas, Firefighter

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Firefighter Fazekas was driving his motorcycle to an EMS training class.  He entered a ramp from Eastbound Loop Parkway to Northbound Meadowbrook State Parkway at a high rate of speed.  He lost control, impacted the wooden guide rail, was ejected from the motorcycle, and struck a sign with his helmet.  He died as the result of traumatic injuries.

Incident Location: Ramp from the Loop Parkway onto the Meadowbrook State Parkway (U.S. National Grid: U.S. National Grid: 18T XK 22666 96471 (DD: 40.610, -73.550))

Department information

New Hyde Park Fire Department
1555 Jericho Turnpike
New Hyde Park, New York 11040

Chief: Brian Sherwood

Zachary Jay Fazekas was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 19
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: July 14, 2018 09:00
Date of death: July 14, 2018
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Street/Road