Husband, wife killed, 5 injured in Long Island crash

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Kristin Thorne reports on the deadly accident in Brentwood.

Two people were killed and five people -- including children -- were injured when a driver lost control and veered into oncoming traffic on a Long Island road this weekend.

Suffolk County police say the driver, 39-year-old Olvin Jimenez, died in the crash in Brentwood on Sunday afternoon. Also killed was the front-seat passenger, 39-year-old Erica Jimenez-Mejia.

The driver was at the wheel of a Toyota Corolla on Crooked Hill Road when he crossed into the opposite lane, slamming into a Toyota RAV4.

Two children in the back seat of the Corolla, ages 2 and 10, were being treated for injuries at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.

Juan Carlos Morga, 17, is Erica Jimenez-Mejia's son. Olvin Jimenez is his long-time step-father. He said he doesn't know what he's going to do now that his parents are dead.

"Now I feel bad. My parents die," he said.

Morga said his younger sister is awake and alert in the hospital but his older sister is in a coma.

The driver of the RAV4, 21-year-old Allissiana Rose Licata, and two passengers, 17-year-old Nicholas Licata and 73-year-old Emmanuel Licata, suffered injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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