2 Killed In Long Island Head-On Crash

RONKONKOMA (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police say two people in a pick-up truck died in a head-on crash with a car on a Long Island road.

The wreck happened in Ronkonkoma late Saturday night. Police say 33-year-old Brian Mullady was driving a Dodge pickup on Smithtown Avenue when it crossed into oncoming traffic just before hitting a Cadillac Escalade.

Mullady and a passenger in the Escalade, 19-year-old Andrea Giattino, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Escalade, 23-year-old Justin Quaranta, was injured and taken to the hospital. He was treated and released.

Police are investigating the accident. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. No charges have been filed.

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  • Megan

    People need to realize that 2 people died that night! Brian was a great man. He would have done anything for anyone. I know my brother would have NEVER taken the life of another person. He has the biggest heart. Brian was the best brother, son, friend, uncle anyone could ever ask for. He will be missed greatly. This was an accident. Please dont make him out to be a monster. RIP Brian I love you and will miss you terribly.

    • Sarah

      Yeah so was Andrea and now shes dead because your brother swerved into the lane.

      • Sarah (again )

        Her family lost their dog grandfather home and now their daughter. The first two was nature, and Andrea hers shouldn’t of happened

  • Paul

    Someone needs to remove the story as it is not accurate at all. Read Newdsay article on accident for a correct report.

  • Kory

    So there were 2 Escalades?
    Someone needs to brush up on their writing skills.

    • cory

      Someone needs to brush up on their reading comprehension skills. Article states Mullady was driving the Dodge pick-up. Mullady and a passenger in the Escalade were pronounced dead at the scene. Author never places Mullady in the Escalade.

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