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S. Huntington Crash Kills 1, Critically Injures Driver
A two-car crash in South Huntington Friday night killed one man and critically injured another, Suffolk County police said.
The deadly crash occurred around 8:20 p.m. when 23-year-old Fermin Estevez, who was driving a 2003 Acura southbound on Pidgeon Hill Road, crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2013 Toyota minivan with a family of five inside, police said.
The victim, 30-year-old Coles Jacquet of Huntington Station, a passenger in the Acura, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, police said.
Estevez, a Greenlawn resident, was transported by police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital and is listed in critical condition with head injuries, police said.
The driver of the minivan, 34-year-old Anthony Depalo, his wife Sharon, also 34, and their three children, a 5-year-old boy, 3-year-old boy, and 6-month-old girl, were transported to Huntington Hospital after the crash. Depalo and his kids were treated and released, police said. His wife was treated for minor injuries.
Police impounded the vehicles for safety checks, police said. The investigation is ongoing.
Detectives ask anyone with information about the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.