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Westbury head-on crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured, police say


The Westbury Fire Department and Nassau County police responded to a crash on Salisbury Park Drive in Westbury about 10:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. A 51-year-old female driver died and a 22-year-old male driver was seriously injured in the head-on collision, police said. Credit: Paul Mazza

A Westbury woman died after a head-on crash with another vehicle Monday night on Salisbury Park Drive in Westbury, Nassau County police said.

The male driver, 22, of the other vehicle was seriously injured in the crash near St. Paul’s Street at 10:35 p.m., police said.

Police said a 2011 BMW sedan being driven north by the male driver crossed into the southbound lane, striking the southbound 2013 BMW sport utility vehicle being driven by Maria Duarte, 51.

Duarte suffered “multiple trauma injuries,” police said. She was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The male driver had to be extricated from his vehicle, police said. He also was transported to a hospital in serious condition. Police have not released his identity.

Police said both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and that the investigation into the cause and circumstances of the crash was continuing on Tuesday.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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