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Man dies after crashing vehicle into tree, Nassau police say

The driver died after his Volkswagen hit a

The driver died after his Volkswagen hit a tree on Merrick Avenue near Privado Road in Westbury on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Credit: Lou Minutoli

A 33-year-old driver died after crashing his vehicle into a tree in Westbury on Thursday afternoon, Nassau County police said.

The identity of the man was not released. The crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. when the driver behind the wheel of a 2007 Volkswagen heading north on Merrick Avenue hit the tree with his vehicle, police said in a news release.

The man was extracted from the Volkswagen and pronounced dead at a hospital because of “severe trauma,” police said.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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