2 Fatally Hit by SUV on LIE

Two people were fatally hit by an SUV while standing near the median of the Long Island Expressway after their BMW became disabled in Old Westbury on Monday night.

Nassau County police said the 20-year-old man driving the BMW and an 18-year-old woman who was his passenger had gotten out of the vehicle after it broke down in the HOV lane when they were struck by a westbound GMC Yukon between exits 40 and 39 at 11 p.m.

The BMW driver, Yousef Shaker of Ridgewood, was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman, Lauren Stephan of Salem, NY, died at Nassau University Medical Center.

Two other passengers who also got out of the BMW—an 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man—were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. The SUV driver was treated for minor injuries.

Homicide Squad detectives impounded both vehicles and are continuing the investigation. The SUV driver was not charged.

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