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Police Identify Massapequa Man as Victim in Fatal Crash

Three-car collision in East Farmingdale is under investigation.

Suffolk County Police have identified the victim of a fatal car wreck in East Farmingdale Tuesday as a 51-year-old Massapequa man.

Thomas Tighe of 4 McKinley Place, Massapequa, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's office.

According to police, Tighe's vehicle collided with a 2004 Chevy Impala driven by Anthony Marcatanta, who was attempting to make a turn left from Lamar Street onto eastbound Edison Avenue about noon Tuesday.

The Impala struck the passenger side of a 2002 Toyota Avalon driven by Tighe who was westbound on Edison Avenue.

Tighe's car then spun into eastbound traffic on Edison Avenue where it collided on the driver's side with a 2000 Dodge Intrepid.

Marcatante, 49, of North Lindenhurst, was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Islip, where he was being treated for neck pain.

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The driver of the Intrepid, Glen Saenz, 25, of Wyandanch, and his passenger Marcos Portillo, 27, of Copiague, were transported to Nassau University Medical Center where they were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

All three vehicles were impounded for routine safety checks; police said the investigation is continuing. Edison Avenue and its vicinity was closed off as police conducted their probe.

EL October 13, 2012 at 08:10 PM
so was there ever any more about this accident? Is it usual for the police to impound all the vehicles? This just sounded strange and confusing.

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