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2 die, 5 injured when driver loses control on Long Island

August 13, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people were killed and five injured when a driver lost control and veered into oncoming traffic on a Long Island road. )

Suffolk County police say the driver, 39-year-old Olvin Jimenez, died in the crash in Brentwood on Sunday afternoon. Also killed was the front-seat passenger, 39-year-old Erica Jimenez-Mejia.

The driver was at the wheel of a Toyota Corolla on Crooked Hill Road when he crossed into the opposite lane, slamming into a Toyota RAV4.

Two children in the back seat of the Corolla, ages 2 and 10, were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. The driver of the RAV4, 21-year-old Allissiana Rose Licata, and two passengers, 17-year-old Nicholas Licata and 73-year-old Emmanuel Licata, suffered injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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