5 individuals — together with two brothers — have been killed in a tragic weekend smash-up on Lengthy Island, in accordance with police and a neighborhood report.
The 11:15 p.m. Saturday crash occurred when a Nissan Maxima, heading west on Montauk Freeway close to Quogue Avenue within the village of Quogue, struck an eastbound Toyota Prius head-on, Newsday reported.
The driving force of the Prius, Farhan Zahid, 32, of Bay Shore, was pronounced useless on scene, police mentioned.
Three passengers, Michael O. Farrell, 20, and James P. Farrell, 25, each from Manhasset, and Ryan J. Kiess, 25, additionally of Manhasset, additionally died of their accidents on scene, authorities mentioned.
Brianna M. Maglio, 22, of Backyard Metropolis, was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Middle, the place she was listed in vital situation.
The Farrells are brothers and Maglio is Kiess’ girlfriend, in accordance with Newsday.
The driving force of the Nissan Maxima, Justin B. Mendez, 22, of Brookhaven, was taken to Southampton Hospital, the place he was later pronounced useless.
Investigators imagine extreme pace by the Maxima might have performed a job within the crash, although an investigation is underway.
Kiess and James Farrell performed lacrosse collectively and have been classmates from elementary by way of highschool, Ryan’s mother and father, Kurt and Nina Kiess, advised Newsday.
They obtained an Uber round 10:30 p.m. that night time and have been heading someplace to bounce, the mother and father mentioned.
“It’s surreal. I’m in shock nonetheless,” Nina Kiess advised the outlet. “You by no means need your kids to predecease you. It breaks our coronary heart. We see this occur on TV. … Then rapidly, increase, you’ve it occur to you. It’s like a nightmare. It’s a nightmare.”
Invoice Cherry, who coached boys lacrosse at Manhasset Excessive Faculty from 2007 till his 2016 retirement, remembered Kiess and the Farrells fondly.
“I coached all three of them over time and it’s simply unbelievable,” Cherry advised Newsday. “These have been nice children, three-sport athletes, who performed soccer, basketball and lacrosse … That is so mindless, so heartbreaking.”