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Man killed after car hits utility poles in Long Island

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) – Nassau County police say a 50-year-old man has been killed after he lost control of his car and struck two utility poles on Long Island.

Paul Wentz of Cedarhurst was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after the accident in East Meadow. It happened just after 7 p.m. on Monday.

Police say Wentz was driving west on Hempstead Turnpike when he lost control of his car and crossed over a divider and the eastbound lanes, striking the utility poles. His car then overturned.

The investigation is ongoing.