According to reports, a 22 year-old driver involved in the July 24 crash died at a hospital due to major injuries, the four passengers with him plus two brothers were recovered dead at the scene. A fata crash that claimed the lives of 5 and left the 6th hospitalized on Saturday night.
The driver died at the hospital and the 4 passengers in his car, two brothers in their 20’s and a 32 year-old man from Bay Shore and a 25 year-old man from Manhasset were pronounced dead at the scene. According to reports, the driver hit a top speed of 106mph just 3 1/2 seconds before impact, investigators said Friday. The passenger, a young woman, was left injured. The box from Maxima has Mendez driving at 86 mph at the same time of the collision.
“I saw a red car near the old VFW in Quogue on Montauk Highway. I did not realize until after my headlights had illuminated the vehicle that the red car had no lights on and was completely blacked out. When this vehicle passed me, it appeared as the vehicle was traveling at over 100 miles per hour, which sounded like a race car,
taking my breath away,” the witness said. “Next, I saw a police car with the emergency lights on around 100 yards or 10- 15 seconds behind the red car, with the police car not making any headway of closing the distance between them.” a witness said.
Anyone with information should call 63-653-4791 according to police.