1 Dead, 3 Injured After Car Slams Into Tree on Long Island: Police - NBC New York

1 Dead, 3 Injured After Car Slams Into Tree on Long Island: Police

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    1 Dead, 3 Injured After Car Slams Into Tree on Long Island: Police

    One man was killed and three other people were seriously injured after the car they were in smashed into a tree on Long Island, according to police.

    Moments before the crash, the victims were in a 2005 Honda traveling down Peninsula Boulevard, near Avon Road in Hewlett.

    The car’s driver, 20-year-old Carlos Salazar, of Queens, somehow lost control of the vehicle and it crashed off the roadway into a tree, police said.

    Salazar died at the scene. The three passengers — two men and a woman — suffered traumatic injuries.

    The surviving passengers were rushed to a local hospital. Their conditions weren't immediately known.

    The Honda was impounded as part of an investigation into the accident.

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