Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a five-vehicle crash that killed a man in Centereach on Saturday evening.
A man was driving a 2011 Kia sedan northbound on Nicolls Road when he suffered a medical event that caused him to lose control of the vehicle at approximately 5:30 p.m. The Kia struck a 2016 Nissan SUV that was westbound at the traffic light at the intersection of Middle Country Road and Nicolls Road. It also also struck a 2000 Jeep, a 2015 Audi, and a 2018 Mercedes, all at the intersection.
The Nissan’s driver, 29, of Holbrook, was pronounced dead on the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The driver of the Kia, 25, of Ronkonkoma, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for evaluation and was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and will be arraigned at a later date. There were no other injuries reported from the scene.
All five vehicles involved in the crash were impounded for safety checks. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.