Connetquot High School senior killed in car crash

A Connetquot High School senior was killed Tuesday in an apparent drag racing incident on Montauk Highway in Oakdale.

Witnesses say two cars were traveling side-by-side at speeds of at least 80 miles per hour when the 1999 Nissan Maxima driven by 17-year-old Joseph Digirolamo flew through a telephone pole, snapping it in half. Digirolamo was transported to South Side Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The second car, which witnesses described as a brown sedan, fled the scene without stopping. Police are asking anyone with information to call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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