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Driver identified in Long Island head-on crash that killed 4; baby suffers minor injuries

Posted at 2:37 PM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 14:12:16-04

YAPHANK, N.Y. — A driver was identified Tuesday after four people were killed in a fiery head-on crash in which two others, including an 11-month-old baby, survived.

Gustave Geyer, 25, was traveling southbound on Yaphank-Middle Island Road when he lost control of his pickup truck and struck a Nissan Altima heading northbound Monday night, according to police.

The two vehicles collided head-on, and both caught fire following the crash.

Geyer was pronounced dead at the scene, and the Nissan driver and two passengers also died. The other three have not been identified.

Another passenger in the Nissan survived, but was taken to a hospital with life-threatening burns and head injuries.

Although the baby was initially said to be unharmed, police later said he sustained minor injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and both vehicles have been impounded for a safety check.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.