2 men dead after car rear-ends vehicle at Long Island intersection

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YAPHANK, LONG ISLAND, NY – Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash at a Long Island intersection that left two men dead, reports the Nassau Daily Voice.

The accident happened along William Floyd Parkway in Yaphank at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. Suffolk County Police said 70-year-old Robert Manganaro was driving north in a Chevrolet Suburban when he stopped for a red light at Yaphank Woods Road.

According to police, 41-year-old Clydon Bazzey was driving a Honda Accord on the parkway when he slammed into the back of Manganaro’s vehicle.  The Suburban was pushed into the intersection by the force of the crash and then struck a third vehicle, a Nissan Maxima.

Bazzey, of Mastic Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Manganaro, a Yaphank resident, was pronounced dead later at Stony Brook University Hospital.  The driver of the Maxima sustained minor injuries and was treated at Stony Brook University Hospital.

Police said the three vehicles involved in the wreck were impounded for safety checks as part of the investigation.  There was no immediate indication of what may have caused Bazzey’s vehicle to hit the Suburban.

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