Police: 4 killed, 1 in serious condition in Southern State Parkway wrong-way crash
Police say four people were killed in wrong-way collision on the Southern State Parkway in North Massapequa.
The crash happened around 5:10 a.m. Police say a 911 call was made just prior to the crash for a wrong-way driver.
Police say a Toyota Camry, with the driver as the sole occupant, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when it struck an SUV head-on traveling eastbound near Exit 30. That vehicle had four occupants.
A third vehicle, an SUV in which the driver was the only occupant, attempted to avoid the collision and struck the sedan.
Police say a motorcyclist also attempted to avoid the collision and lost control of the motorcycle, striking debris from the collision.
The driver of the sedan and three occupants of the SUV all died at the scene, and the fourth occupant is in serious condition. The driver of the third vehicle was uninjured, and the motorcyclist sustained injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
Police say the occupants of the SUV were believed to have been traveling to work in Farmingdale. The Toyota driver was identified as Marvin Balcaseres, a 33-year-old man from Farmingdale. The three victims in the SUV were identified as Ruben Sanchez-Flores, 67; Edith Magana, 56; and Ivis Sanchez-Cordova, 34, who were all from Hempstead.
The Southern State Parkway was closed eastbound at Exit 29 earlier this morning.
Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police's Troop L at 631-756-3300.