Long Island driver crosses into oncoming traffic, is killed

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

EAST MORICHES, N.Y. -- Police on Long Island say a driver crossed into oncoming traffic, hit a pickup truck and was killed.

The accident happened at 8:40 p.m. Friday in East Moriches.

Suffolk County police say a Jeep headed westbound on Montauk Highway crossed over the double yellow line and hit a pickup truck.

The Jeep was engulfed in flames. The driver, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup, 24-year-old Dylan Hughes, suffered minor injuries. His 6-month-old daughter was in the back seat and was not injured.

The investigation is continuing.