MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (PIX11) – Three people were killed after a car going at a high rate of speed crashed into three other vehicles in Massapequa Sunday night, the Nassau County Police Department said.

Police said the car traveling westbound on Sunrise Highway, across from a shopping center, around 7:20 p.m. when the crash happened. Three people were pronounced dead and five others were taken to area hospitals, police said.

Two people were in critical condition, two were in stable condition and one was treated and released, according to officials.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

(Credit: Paul Mazza)

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