State police: 2 dead in Wantagh State Parkway crash

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State police say two people were killed in a crash on the Wantagh State Parkway early Monday morning, and investigators believe speed was a factor.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. Troopers say they responded to a report of an overturned vehicle on the northbound side of the parkway at the eastbound exit ramp for the Northern State Parkway.

There, police say they found a 2000 Honda Accord that had overturned in the woods.

The driver and sole passenger were dead, police say.

Police say a preliminary investigation shows that the Honda exited the road at a high rate of speed, hit a guard rail and went airborne before striking a light pole and a large tree.

Police have not released any information about the victims.

State police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call State Police Troop L Headquarters at 631-756-3300.

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