Brentwood Crash Leaves Queens Man Dead

A 28-year-old Queens man was killed when he crashed his vehicle into a truck on the Long Island Expressway in Brentwood over the weekend.

Suffolk County police said Sergio Vargas was driving a Cadillac eastbound on Route 495 when he rear-ended a tractor trailer, causing it to overturn at 5:10 a.m. Saturday.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 28-year-old Sasha Adams of Bellport, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of her injuries. The other driver was treated for minor injuries.

Third Squad detectives impounded Cadillac, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8352.

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