Cops: Weather may be to blame in fatal crashes
Jose Fuentes, 57, of Huntington, lost control of his 1990 Toyota four-door sedan and was struck broadside by a van, police said.
The accident occurred at 9:09 p.m. on Broadway in Greenlawn, near East Sanders Street. The van was driven by Lois Molloy, 48, of Centerport.
Fuentes was taken by Greenlawn Fire Department ambulance to Huntington Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Molloy was treated and released from Huntington Hospital with a foot injury. Molloy's 13-year-old daughter, a passenger in the van, was not injured in the crash.
Earlier Sunday, a man was killed after he crashed his minivan into a tree in Medford, an accident police also believe may have been due to the weather.
Ray A. Charles, 23, of Medford, was driving south on Mill Road with three friends in a 2001 Chrysler minivan at about 9 a.m. when the crash occurred.
The officer who prepared the accident report indicated that there were slippery road conditions at the time due to a light snow coating.
Charles was pronounced dead at 10 a.m. at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, where two of the other passengers were also taken with undetermined injuries. The third passenger was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center. The extent of the passengers' injuries are not yet known.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about either crash to call CrimeStoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.