Two people are dead following the crash of an SUV in Brentwood, Suffolk County, in New York this week.
According to New York Newsday, the two victims – a man and a woman – have not been identified. Authorities report that when they arrived at the scene, the involved SUV was fully engulfed in flames and they could not reach the occupants. Firefighters were unable to arrive at the scene on time to save the occupants.
The crash occurred in the 200 block of Grand Boulevard in Brentwood, a hamlet in the Town of Islip in Suffolk County, according to Newsday. Authorities arrived at the scene shortly after midnight on Thursday.
Long Island Home To Many Dangerous Roads
We’ve been reporting on the very dangerous roads that course through Long Island, specifically in Suffolk County, home to some of the most dangerous roads in the region. Recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that in 2010, a total of 138 fatalities were reported on Suffolk County roads.
An autopsy was expected to be conducted on Friday in an attempt to identify the victims. Newsday also reports that the SUV involved in the crash had California license plates but a vehicle identification number could not be seen amid the charred wreckage.