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2 Dead After Car Hits Tree, Catches Fire On Long Island

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- Two people were killed in a fiery car crash on Long Island, authorities say.

Nassau County police say a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee lost control while driving eastbound on Woodbury Road in Hicksville shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

The vehicle went through a fence and hit a tree before going up in flames, police say.

One woman who lives nearby ran outside when she heard the noise, and saw the car explode. 

"A big sounded almost like it was combusting, you know, pressure," she told 1010 WINS' Roger Stern. "You could see it more than you could hear it."

She said the flames were so tall, it looked as if an entire house was on fire, Stern reported.

Two people in the car, who have not yet been identified, were pronounced dead on the scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.



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