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Update: Police identify Route 51 fatal car crash victims

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(Update 11:45 a.m.) Southampton police have identified the victims from Tuesday’s fatal car crash.

Christian Goody of Shelter Island and Zachary Powell of East Moriches, both age 20, were pronounced dead at the scene following a single-car crash on Route 51 in Northampton, police said.

Mr. Powell was driving southbound in a 2004 Infinity around 9:50 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, veered off the roadway and crashed into a wooded area south of Speonk-Riverhead Road, police said.

His other passenger, 19-year-old Ashley Picozzi of Saint James, was airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital by Suffolk County Police Aviation and is listed in critical condition, officials said.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check, police said.

No other details about the investigation were immediately available.

Witnesses are asked to contact Southampton police at 631-702-2230.

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