2 killed in fatal 4-vehicle crash on Long Island

Kimberly Dole
July 29, 2019 - 8:33 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police said two people were killed in a four-vehicle crash on the Meadowbrook State Parkway on Sunday.

A 2013 BMW X5 struck the vehicle of Samantha C. Shaw, 23, and Timothy J. Lafferty, 24, and two other vehicles at about 1:58 p.m., all going northbound near exit M1 off Old Country Road, officials said. 

Authorities say the BMW, driven by Thomas A. Bochichio, 22, first struck a 2018 Honda Civic, sending the Honda into a steel light pole on the right shoulder.

Police say the BMW continued northbound, striking both a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser, which was driven by Shaw, and a 2017 GMC Acadia.

The BMW and Chrysler continued a short distance before stopping in the center of the roadway, police said.

Shaw and Lafferty, who was in the front passenger seat, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Bochichio was taken to NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola where he was treated for minor injuries. 

The northbound section of the Meadowbrook Parkway was still closed at 7:29 p.m. between exits M1 and M2, officials said.

So far, no criminal charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing. 

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