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Cops: 3 die in crashes in Nassau, Suffolk on Sunday

The scene of a crash early Sunday on

The scene of a crash early Sunday on the Long Island Expressway in Plainview that killed one man and injured four others, Nassau police said. Credit: James Carbone

Three people were killed and eight others injured in separate crashes early Sunday on Nassau and Suffolk roadways, police in both counties said.

About 5 a.m. on the Long Island Expressway in Plainview, Nassau County police said, an eastbound 2010 Toyota Corolla struck the rear of a 2017 Honda CRV. Both vehicles then struck road barriers near Exit 46, killing the right rear passenger in the Corolla, a 22-year-old Middle Island man. His name was not immediately released.

The Corolla’s right front passenger, a 23-year-old Bellport man, suffered two broken legs and minor facial injuries, police said. The Corolla’s driver, a 19-year-old Middle Island man, and the left rear passenger, a 24-year-old Elmont man, both suffered minor injuries. All three were in stable condition, according to police.

The Honda driver, a 57-year-old woman, suffered neck and back injuries and also was in stable condition, police said.

Police did not release the identities of anyone injured in the crash.

The collision closed the eastbound LIE between exits 45 and 48 for several hours.

Less than two hours earlier in East Farmingdale, a Floral Park man died and four others were injured after their vehicle struck a cement barrier, Suffolk County police said

Brandon Nazirbage, a 22-year-old New Hyde Park resident and passenger in a 2018 BMW, died at the scene after the 3:40 a.m.crash as the vehicle exited Route 109 to southbound Route 110 in East Farmingdale, according to Suffolk police.

Steven Sharma, the driver, also 22-years-old and from New Hyde Park, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Three other men who were passengers in the backseat were taken to hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

That crash occurred about 20 minutes after a crash in Bay Shore that police said killed a 29-year-old woman.

The victim was driving a Honda HR-V southbound on Fifth Avenue, just south of Brook Avenue, when the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a utility pole, police said.

She was taken to South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore where she died, according to police. The woman’s name was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the Bay Shore crash to contact the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 and on the East Farmingdale crash to contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152.

In North Hills on Saturday afternoon, a 50-year-old pedestrian was struck and severely injured, Nassau police said.

The victim sustained severe trauma and was hospitalized after being hit by a 2020 Volvo struck being driven by an 18-year-old north on Searingtown Road near Christopher Morley Park at about 4:44 p.m., police said.

The release did not name either person, provide the suspected cause of the crash, or how fast the driver was traveling, where the pedestrian was when she was struck, or whether the driver would be ticketed or otherwise charged in connection with the collision.

With Matthew Chayes

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