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Gbolahan Egberongbe, Devon Grenada ID’d as pair killed in Inwood crash

Two people died after a car and a private garbage truck collided in Inwood early morning on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, as an inferno engulfed both vehicles, Nassau County police said. Nassau police and the Inwood Fire Department responded to the crash, which resulted in temporary power outage in the area after the vehicles slid into a utility pole, witnesses said. (Credit: News 12 Long Island and Jim Staubitser)

Nassau police Thursday identified the driver and passenger killed last month in a fiery Inwood crash as Gbolahan Egberongbe, 20, and Devon Grenada, 27, both of Far Rockaway, Queens.

The crash occurred at about 4:15 a.m. on Nov. 28 as Egberongbe drove a BMW sedan south on Sheridan Boulevard, police said.

The BMW collided with a garbage truck traveling west on Bayview Avenue, police said at the time, and the crash sparked a fire that engulfed both vehicles.

Egberonge and Grenada were both were pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the garbage truck was treated for minor injuries at a hospital, police said.

The delay in positively identify Egberonge and Grenada occurred “because of the severity of the burns,” a Nassau police spokesman said Thursday.

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