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Police: Man, 19, dies after car slams into tree in East Meadow

A Quentin Abram, 19, of Westbury, died Sunday morning, Oct. 9, 2016, when the car he was driving crossed into another lane and struck a tree in East Meadow, police said. The accident occurred on Merrick Avenue near Stewart Avenue, officials said. Police said there is no apparent criminality in the crash, but an investigation is ongoing. (Credit: Jim Staubitser)

A 19-year-old Westbury man died Sunday morning when the car he was driving crossed into the other lane and struck a tree in East Meadow, police officials said.

About 8:35 a.m. Quentin Abram was driving a 2002 Toyota at a high speed south on Merrick Avenue near Stewart Avenue when he crossed the northbound lane, a news release said. He was taken to a hospital by Nassau County police ambulance and was pronounced dead by a hospital physician at 9:16 a.m.

Abram was alone in the car, which police impounded for safety and brake inspections. Police said there is no apparent criminality but the investigation is ongoing.

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