An 18-year-old man was killed in a high-speed crash while driving a Lamborghini in his hometown of Mount Sinai early Friday morning.
Suffolk County police said Samuel Shepard was driving the Italian sports car northbound on County Road 83 when he lost control and struck a guardrail near Route 25A at 2:25 a.m.
The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
His 49-year-old passenger, Michael Power, of Port Jefferson Station, was taken to the same hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators believe that that excessive speed was a factor in the crash.
Sixth Squad detectives impounded the car, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 631-854-8652 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.