One dead, another injured in Thomaston car crash

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A 58-year-old male driver was killed in a car crash in Thomaston Monday after it appeared he attempted to make a U-turn and was struck by a 29-year-old male motorist, according to police.

Police said that while facing eastbound on the shoulder area of Grace Avenue near Weigt Court, the 58-year-old operator of a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic tried entering the travel portion of the road. The driver of a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan then hit him at 3:08 p.m., they said.

The 58-year-old “suffered multiple trauma injuries” in the car crash, police said, and was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead by a staff physician. The other driver had non-life threatening injuries and was also sent to the hospital for treatment.

The name of the dead driver is being withheld until family members are notified, police said.

Asked if they could give information on where both the drivers live, the Nassau County Police Department’s public information office said it did not have approval to do so at this time.

Both cars were removed from the scene for brake and safety checks.

An investigation into this accident was ongoing.

Editor’s note: This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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