4 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Southern State Parkway

By WCBS Newsradio 880

NASSAU COUNTY (WCBS 880) — Four people were killed in a wrong-way crash on the Southern State Parkway early Tuesday morning.

The crash happened around 5 a.m. between exits 29 and 30 in Oyster Bay. 

Police said a Toyota Camry was traveling west in the eastbound lanes on the Southern State Parkway for about one minute before slamming into a Nissan Rogue SUV.

The 50-year-old driver of a third vehicle attempted to avoid the collision, but struck the Camry. A motorcyclist lost control after hitting debris in the roadway.

One of the vehicles caught fire as a result of the crash.

"There was a fire that did ensue. It was only brief," New York State Police Captain George Mohl said.