Two-Car Crash Kills 3, Injures 4 on Long Island: Police

A two-car crash on Long Island killed three people and injured four Monday afternoon, police say.

According to Suffolk County police, the driver of a red Honda Civic lost control of the car and crossed the double yellow line and slammed into a Nissan Pathfinder in Medford just before 4:30 p.m.

The two passengers inside the Honda, 20-year-old Dominick Lopez of Shirley, and 23-year-old Derek Buffa of Mastic Beach, were ejected and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A passenger inside the Nissan, 67-year-old Aida Cardenas of Selden, was taken to an area hospital, where she died, officials said.

The driver of the Nissan and his wife were treated at a hospital for non life-threatening injuries, authorities said. The couple’s 11-year-old and 1-year-old sons were also in the car and taken to the hospital, where they were also treated for non life-threatening injuries, police said.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and police say they continue to investigate.

Earlier on Monday, a Long Island woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Lindenhurst in the early hours -- three months after her sister-in-law died in a crash there and less than two years after her brother met the exact same fate.

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