MASPETH — Two were killed in a pileup early Saturday on the Long Island Expressway when slippery roads made it impossible for a large truck to stop in time.
Mohamed Hussain, 46, of Ozone Park, was driving the 2008 Crown Victoria yellow cab, and his passenger, Suzanne Nicholson, of Ogden, Utah, were both killed in the 12:32 a.m. collision, which left another passenger, an 11-year-old boy, who was reportedly Nicholson's grandson, with a broken rib, but stable on Saturday.
According to police, around 66th Street on the highway, the Crown Victoria hit the rear bumper of a 1995 Porsche 911, which was driven by 33-year-old man, as they both traveled westbound in the left-hand lane on the expressway.
The impact of the rear hit caused the Porsche to roll over, coming to a rest on the driver's side door.
The cab, smashing into it, came to rest sideways across the right lane of the highway, and was immediately smashed into by a Mack garbage truck, driven by a 61-year-old man, which had been traveling in the right lane and was unable to stop due to the downpour and wet conditions on the roadway.
Both Hussain and the Nicholson were transported to Elmhurst Medical Center, and pronounced dead upon arrival.
Police said no criminality was suspected, but an investigation was ongoing.