2 killed when car slams into gas station, bursts into flames on Long Island

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COMMACK, N.Y. — A driver and his passenger are dead after their car crashed into a gas station and burst into flames on Long Island early Wednesday, Suffolk County police said.

Shortly after 2 a.m., Hector Sanchez Jr. was driving a 2013 Audi west on Jericho Turnpike when he lost control as he passed the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack, police said.

The car struck a gas pump at the Sunoco gas station at Jericho Turnpike and caught fire, police said.

Both Sanchez and his passenger, Shawn Jenkins Jr., were pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials.

Sanches was 27 and from Brentwood, and Jenkins was 24 years old and from Bay Shore, officials said.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS

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