QUOGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Five people are dead and another is in critical condition Sunday following a head-on crash on Long Island.
It happened on Montauk Highway near the intersection Quogue Street (East) around 11 p.m. Saturday.READ MORE: Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers, Department Of Education Workers Put On Hold By Federal Judge
According to police, a red Nissan Maxima heading westbound on Montauk Highway left its lane and crashed head-on into an oncoming gray Toyota Prius.
The driver of the Nissan Maxima, 22-year-old Justin B. Mendez, of Brookhaven, was pronounced dead at Southampton Hospital.
The driver of the Toyota Prius, 32-year-old Farhan Zahid, of Bay Shore, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three of his passengers were also killed — 20-year-old Michael O. Farrell, 25-year-old James P. Farrell and 25-year-old Ryan J. Kiess, all from Manhasset.READ MORE: Man Wanted For Allegedly Touching Woman Inappropriately On Subway
A 22-year-old woman who was in the Toyota Prius is still listed in critical condition.
Montauk Highway remained closed from Old Depot Road to Quogue Street (East).
Police believe Mendez may have been speeding.MORE NEWS: Police: 9-Year-Old Punched, Robbed On Staten Island
Anyone with information is urged to call Quogue Village Police at 631-653-4791.