The younger brother of suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann was involved in a tragic incident that resulted in the death of a New York police captain. The details of this case, reported by the New York Post, shed light on the troubled past of the Heuermann family.

Who is Craig Heuermann?

According to court records, Craig Heuermann, 57, was involved in a devastating car crash in 1988 on the Southern State Parkway near their Massapequa Park home.

The collision occurred when he crashed through the central median and collided head-on with a car driven by city Housing Authority police Captain Winnion Buskey, 51. Tragically, Captain Buskey was pronounced dead at the scene, as documented in a Newsday report from that time.

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Reports indicate that Craig Heuermann, who was also hospitalized for a cut face, was released into police custody following the accident. Subsequently, he pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated, according to a lawsuit filed by Captain Buskey’s family.

During the court proceedings, it was revealed that Craig Heuermann was driving at approximately 61 mph at the time of the collision. Moreover, Judge Frank Rossetti, referring to the police findings, noted that Craig Heuermann was already in an intoxicated and “coked-up” state during the incident.

These findings led to the dismissal of a lawsuit that aimed to hold city officials responsible for the road conditions, which locals dubbed “Blood Alley.”

New York Post’s article highlighted that Judge Rossetti ruled against the argument that the state should have reasonably foreseen such a driver, emphasizing that the cause of the accident was the negligent driving by an intoxicated driver.

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Rex Heuermann, the suspected serial killer, and Craig Heuermann grew up together in the same house on First Avenue in Massapequa Park. Despite the tragic incident involving his brother, Rex Heuermann pursued a career as an architect and eventually purchased the family home in 1994.

Craig Heuermann’s current whereabouts suggest that he likely relocated to the Carolinas around 30 years ago.