A 25-year-old Massapequa man was killed in a car crash early Saturday morning in Lynbrook, Nassau County police said.

The victim, Robert Dearing, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Impala on Ocean Avenue at 4:43 a.m., police said, when the car crashed into a sign post and tree at the intersection of Ruth Place.

Dearing was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, police said. He was positively identified at Nassau County Morgue.

Police said the Impala was impounded for safety testing as part of its ongoing investigation.

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