Suffolk County Crime Scene
Melville,NY: Thursday, December 20, 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Melville last night.
An unidentified white female was struck by two vehicles as she was crossing Walt Whitman Road from west to east at Livingston Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. The victim apparently crossed while vehicles were proceeding through a green light northbound in the left lane of Walt Whitman Road at the intersection. She was struck by a 2016 BMW driven by Sharlene Jamison, then by a 2009 Nissan being driven by Frank Liontos. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
Jamison, 47, of Middle Island and Liontos, 22, of Dix Hills were not injured.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Second Squad at (631) 854-8252.
Holbrook,NY: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at approximately 10:30 p.m.
Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed two people and injured another person in Holbrook last night.
Jose Perez was driving a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe westbound on Woodside Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and crashed in a wooded area at approximately 10:30 p.m.
Perez, 45, of Patchogue, and Luis Antonio Banegas, 39, of East Patchogue, a passenger in the backseat of the vehicle, were transported via ambulance to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue where they were pronounced dead.
Carlos Sarmiento, 34, of Patchogue, a passenger in the front seat of the vehicle, was transported to Long Island Community Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.