Cops at scene where three people were killed in a...

Cops at scene where three people were killed in a two car accident on Pine Hollow Rd. (Rt.106) in Oyster Bay about 11:00 pm. Israel Maldonado and Adan Suazo, in a White Nissan Altima, were reportedly being pursued by Police when they hit a Jeep Cherokee head on at high speed. Maldonado, Suazo, and Peter Sherlock, the driver of the Jeep Cherokee, were pronounced dead at the scene. (May 30, 2010) Credit: Paul Mazza

Peter Sherlock, 38, of East Norwich, who was killed Sunday when his Jeep Cherokee was struck by a car that police were pursuing in Oyster Bay, was recalled Monday by the neighbors on his tidy block as a friendly fixture.

"They're such nice people," a neighbor who asked to remain anonymous said, referring to Sherlock and his family. "Down-to-earth. It just shouldn't have happened to them. He'll be missed. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Sherlock was killed Sunday night when his Jeep was hit by a white 1994 Nissan Altima driven by Israel Maldonado of Oyster Bay, police said. Police said the Altima had been traveling 76 mph as it headed north on Route 106 at Kirby Lane in Old Brookville on Sunday at 10:45 p.m.

It slammed into Sherlock's southbound Jeep a few miles later at Pine Drive.

Both Maldonado and his passenger, Adán Suazo, were killed.

"We are too emotionally upset to comment," said a man who answered the door at Sherlock's home Monday night. "Please go away."

A woman who answered the phone at the Sherlock home and declined to identify herself added: "You should say what a wonderful husband and father and friend he was to everybody."

In 2008, Sherlock, a stock trader at the time, pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud Morgan Stanley of more than $4 million, according to documents filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Sherlock pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud before U.S. District Judge John Gleeson in Brooklyn federal court in March 2008.

Sherlock's attorney, John Wallenstein of Mineola, could not be reached Monday night.

With Reid J. Epstein

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