Police are separately investigating a pair of deadly crashes that left two men dead on the morning of the Fourth of July.

In the first case, Suffolk County police said 40-year-old Robert Wesolowski was riding a Kawisaki westbound on Express Drive North when he collided with a Nissan Quest at the corner of Lincoln Boulevard in his hometown of Hauppauge at 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

Wesolowski was pronounced dead at the scene. An unidentified woman who was on the bike with him was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where she was admitted in serious condition.

The other driver, 25-year-old Boanerge Arias of Central Islip, was summonsed fro driving without a license. His wife, Rosa Servellon, was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

An hour later, Nassau County police said a 66-year-old man driving a Toyota Camry westbound on Merrick Road in Bellmore was in a collision with an eastbound vehicle driven by a 23-year-old woman near the corner of Soma Avenue.

The man, whose identity was not immediately available, was pulled from the car by witnesses after the Camry became engulfed in flames.  He was taken to Nassau University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.  The woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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Seventh Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.


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