Deer Park Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Critical

A 28-year-old man was killed when a vehicle he was riding in crashed in Deer Park, critically wounding two fellow Wyandanch residents who were also in the auto early Monday morning.

Suffolk County police said Hamzah Abdul-Hakim was one of three occupants in an Infiniti that was heading southbound on Straight Path when the vehicle struck a tree south of Sagamore Lane at 4:30 a.m.

Abdul-Hakim, who was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated, was pronounced dead at the scene.

One of the other occupants, 28-year-old Ismail Latif, was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.

The third occupant, 31-year-old Darnell Snell, who also had to be extricated, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Investigators are still working to determine who was driving the vehicle.

First Squad detectives impounded the Infiniti, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident and has not been interviewed by detectives to call them at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.