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Passenger killed after SUV crashes into tree in Levittown, police say

A passenger was killed early Wednesday in Levittown after the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder lost control on Gardiners Avenue before veering off the roadway and into a tree, Nassau police said.

The identity of the passenger, a 20-year-old woman, was not immediately released.

Police said the investigation is ongoing but “there appears to be no criminality.”

The crash occurred shortly before 4 a.m. when the driver, a 20-year-old man, who was not identified, lost control of the northbound 2015 Pathfinder and struck a tree near the Harbor Lane intersection, officials said.

The passenger suffered serious trauma and was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.

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