Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed one person and critically injured two others in Melville last night.
A 2005 Honda Civic, driven by Erick Alvarado, was traveling eastbound on the LIE, near Exit 49S, when the vehicle struck an eastbound 2020 Mazda SUV, driven by Shadman Sami, at approximately 9:50 p.m. Both vehicles left the roadway and crashed into the woods.
A 19-year-old male passenger in the Honda was transported to Plainview Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A second male passenger was transported to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow in critical condition. A third male passenger, 18-years-old, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition. The names of the passengers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Alvarado, 18, of Hicksville, was transported to Plainview Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Sami, 24, of Jamaica, Queens, was transported to Huntington Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Both vehicles were impounded for safety inspections. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.