Car Crashes Into House on Long Island, Killing 19-Year-Old Woman: Police

A car crashed into a house on Long Island early Sunday, killing a 19-year-old woman and leaving a large hole in the home, police said. 

The car was on Round Swamp Road in Plainview shortly after 4 a.m. when its driver failed to navigate a curve and struck the house, Nassau County police said. 

The 19-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. 

Three other people in the car, including the driver, sustained minor injuries and were taken to local hospitals, police said. 

No one was injured inside the large, two-story house. Neighbors said a mother, father and their two kids live there. 

"She heard a big bang and then she heard some screaming," neighbor Shula Bashkin said. 

The bottom half of the house is brick and the car left a large hole in the wall, exposing the interior of the house.

Police said the driver is not facing any charges at this time and that an investigation is ongoing. 

According to neighbors, the area is prone to accidents. Residents weren't surprised to hear about another one. 

"Immediately we knew it was right there," Jen Ruggiero said. "That's a terrible corner." 


Correction: An earlier version of this story said the driver had died. 

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