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    2 men killed when out of control SUV crashes into LI woods

    August 26, 2018

    HOLBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Two people were killed and another person was hurt when an SUV veered out of control and crashed into a wooded area on Long Island.

    Police say 45-year-old Jose Perez lost control of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe around 10:30 p.m. Saturday on Woodside Avenue in Holbrook.

    Perez and 39-year-old backseat passenger Luis Antonio Banegas were pronounced dead at a hospital. Another passenger, Carlos Sarmiento, is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

    Police say the 34-year-old Sarmiento was sitting in the front of the vehicle.

    The SUV was impounded for a safety check. The crash remains under investigation.

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