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Man killed, another injured in Nassau County crash

NORTH AMITYVILLE -  Suffolk County Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash into a house that killed a North Amityville man and seriously injured his passenger.

Roger Castro was southbound on Great Neck Road when he lost control of his car and drove off the road and into the corner of a vacant house and then crashed into an occupied residence located at 3307 Great Neck Road.

Castro, 20, of Beta Drive, North Amityville was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, Edwin Cruz, 15, of the same address, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is in serious condition. One of the residents in the house was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for minor injuries.

The vehicle has been impounded for a safety check. A building inspector from the Town of Babylon is responding to the scene to inspect both houses.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.