2 dead in collision with sanitation truck on Long Island in Inwood

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

INWOOD, N.Y. (WABC) -- Two people died in a car wreck on Long Island overnight.

According to the Nassau County Police Department, around 4:15 a.m. Saturday, a BMW was traveling south on Sheridan Avenue in Inwood when it collided with a private sanitation truck traveling west on Bayview. The two vehicles burst into flames.

The driver of the garbage truck was badly burned when he unsuccessfully attempted to pull the victims from the burning vehicle.

The Inwood Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the flames. The two occupants of the car were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The crash wrecked utility poles in the area. The downed power lines knocked out power for about 300 PSEG/LI customers.

Sheridan Boulevard was closed in both directions between Bays Water Boulevard and Nassau. Bayview Avenue was also closed between Doughty Boulevard and Sheridan Avenue.