5 dead, 1 hospitalized after crash on Long Island


QUOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — Five people were dead and another person was in critical condition after a head-on collision on Long Island, according to police.
The accident occurred at about 11:15 p.m. ​on Montauk Highway in Quogue.
A Nissan Maxima traveling west with one person aboard left its lane and slammed into an eastbound Toyota Prius with five people inside, Quogue police told Newsday.
Quogue resident Joseph Dicarlo told the newspaper he was sitting in his home with the air conditioning on and the windows closed when he heard the crash.
“From what I heard it sounded like a train was hitting a bus doing like 100 miles per hour,” he said.
Four people were pronounced dead at the scene and one person died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. Police identified them as Farhan Zahid, 32, of Bay Shore, who was driving the Prius; 20-year-old Michael Farrell and his brother, 25-year-old James Farrell, of Manhasset, and 25-year-old Ryan Kiess, also of Manhasset. The driver of the Maxima, 22-year-old Justin Mendez of Brookhaven, also died.
Twenty-two-year-old Brianna Maglio of Garden City was in critical condition, police said.
Additional details weren’t immediately available, and the accident is under investigation


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