Newsday reports on a head-on collision in Nassau County that killed four people, including a father and daughter, in a fiery Southern State Parkway crash last Tuesday.
The incident occurred early Tuesday just after 5:00 a.m. when a 67-year-old Hempstead man was driving his 34-year-old and 44-year-old daughter, and a 56-year-old family friend, all from Hempstead, to their factory jobs in a Nissan Rogue prior to reporting to his own job as a cabbie. They were eastbound on the Southern State Parkway in North Massapequa when a Toyota Camry, driven by a 33-year-old Farmingdale man and headed west in the eastbound lanes, collided with the Rogue head-on between exits 29 and 30 of the freeway. A 50-year-old Queens man in a 2011 Suzuki SUV and a 32-year-old man from Conyers, GA on a 2000 Honda motorcycle also crashed as they tried to avoid the wreck between the Rogue and Camry, according to the New York State Police.
Three of the four people in the Rogue were killed, as was the Camry’s driver. The Honda and Suzuki drivers were injured, and the 44-year-old woman in the Rogue is in critical condition at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow.
The incident has rekindled the nickname locals have given that stretch of Southern State Parkway as Blood Alley for its history of deadly crashes over the years.