The driver of a car was killed and four passengers seriously injured early Saturday in a crash on Sweet Hollow Road in the Town of Huntington, police said.
A physician's assistant from the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office pronounced Bernstein dead at the scene in West Hills.
Cliff Scudlo, 25, suffered a broken pelvis and broken hip; Rory O'Rourke, 25, suffered abdominal injuries and bruises; William End, 22, suffered a torn aortic artery, broken ribs and a bruised lung. All are from Amityville and were listed in serious condition at Huntington Hospital, police said.
"It appears that speed was a factor," said Det. Sgt. Richard Auspaker of the Second Squad. "It's a very narrow road, it's unlighted, and the trees are close to the road."
Auspaker said the men were on the way home after a night out at "various clubs." Whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash will be determined after an autopsy, he said.
The crash remains under investigation, and the Jetta was impounded for a safety check, police said.