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Father and daughter die in horrific crash with ghost driver that killed four people in Long Island

Father and daughter are killed along with their friend when a ghost driver plowed into their car in a horror crash on Long Island

  • Ruben Sanchez-Flores, 67, and Ivis Sanchez-Cordova, 34, were killed in the crash
  • Marvin Balcaseres, 33, was driving in the wrong direction through Southern State Parkway
  • Balcasere also died, as did Edith Magana, 56, in Sanchez-Flores’s Nissan SUV
  • Sanchez-Flores’s other daughter Nadia was also seriously injured in the hospital

A father and daughter, along with their friend, were killed when a ghost driver plowed in their car on Long Island yesterday.

Ruben Sanchez-Flores, 67, and Ivis Sanchez-Cordova, 34, died in a crash when 33-year-old Marvin Balcaseres’ sedan crashed into their Nissan SUV, sending flames into the sky and debris scattering the road.

Balcasere was driving in the wrong direction down the Southern State Parkway for less than a minute, according to police, when he bumped into Mr Sanchez-Flores at around 5.10am.

He died in the crash, which also killed father, daughter and daughter’s colleague Edith Magana, 56, on the road that was notorious for accidents.

A father and daughter were killed along with their friend when a ghost driver plowed in their car on Long Island’s Southern State Parkway yesterday

Sanchez-Flores’ other daughter, Nadia Sanchez-Cordova, 44, was also seriously injured.

A family friend of Mr. Sanchez-Flores confirmed that the taxi driver was driving his daughters to work before he and Ivis were killed.

The friend told New York Post: ‘This man came out of nowhere on the highway in the wrong direction.

‘I feel so sad because they are just like my family. We are from the same city in Honduras. Everyone is sad about it. ‘

Balcasere was driving in the wrong direction down the Southern State Parkway for less than a minute, according to police, when he bumped into Mr Sanchez-Flores at around 5.10am.

Balcasere was driving in the wrong direction down the Southern State Parkway for less than a minute, according to police, when he bumped into Mr Sanchez-Flores at around 5.10am.

Balcasere was driving in the wrong direction down the Southern State Parkway for less than a minute, according to police, when he bumped into Mr Sanchez-Flores at around 5.10am.

A motorcyclist who tried to avoid the crash sustained non-life-threatening injuries after hitting debris from the accident

A motorcyclist who tried to avoid the crash sustained non-life-threatening injuries after hitting debris from the accident

A motorcyclist who tried to avoid the crash sustained non-life-threatening injuries after hitting debris from the accident

Nadia, who was in the front passenger seat, was rushed to Nassau University Medical Center for further treatment.

Mr. Sanchez-Flores, who has several other children, is from Honduras and lived in Hempstead, Nassau Province.

His daughters have immigrated to the US from Honduras in recent years. Nadia also lives in Hempstead with her husband and three children.

New York State Police Captain George Mohl said the crash sparked a “chaotic scene” as smoke and flames poured out of the site.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Captain Mohl confirmed at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Captain Mohl confirmed at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Captain Mohl confirmed at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon

He said engine oil and bits of wreckage were scattered across lanes.

A motorcyclist who tried to avoid the crash sustained non-life-threatening injuries after hitting debris from the accident.

Another SUV was caught in the crash after trying to dodge Balcaseres’ Toyota Camry, but the driver was unharmed.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Captain Mohl confirmed at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon.

But he said police believe Balcasere entered at an exit less than a mile from the crash in Nassau County, near exit 29.

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