An off-duty NYPD officer was killed in a messy car crash in Long Island early this morning. The officer, whose name has not been released to the public yet, and another man were apparently speeding in a black 1994 Honda Accord on Carmen Ave. in Westbury around 2 a.m. this morning. They lost control of the car while passing another car, jumped a curb, and wrapped around a tree. The officer was trapped in the mangled wreckage of the vehicle, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The other man in the car was ejected 50 feet in the air, landing on the sidewalk, and is said to have suffered "massive head trauma" and is in critical condition. There was so much damage, police were unable to determine who was driving.