For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Incident: Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: Walt Whitman Road at Express Drive North, Melville
Date/Time: Thursday, November 1, 2018 at approximately 5:15 a

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a man in Melville early this morning.


A 28-year-old man was driving a 2000 Subaru Legacy southbound on Walt Whitman Road when his vehicle collided with a 2016 Mercedes Benz Sprinter, which was westbound on Express Drive North, at approximately 5:15 a.m.


The driver of the Subaru was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The driver of the Mercedes, Daniel Batista, 37, of Selden, and his three passengers were transported by Melville Rescue to Plainview Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.


Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.


Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 18-642446
Suffolk County Police Department

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