Two Killed in Ronkonkoma Crash

A woman from Stony Brook and a man from Ronkonkoma were pronounced dead on the scene.

Police are investigating a head-on collision Saturday night on Smithtown Ave. in Ronkonkoma that killed a driver and a passenger, police said Sunday.

Brian Mullady, 33, of Ronkonkoma, and Andrea Giattino, 19, of Stony Brook, were pronounced dead on the scene. A third person, Justin Quaranta, 23, of Ronkonkoma, was treated at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center and released. Giattino was a passenger in Quaranta's vehicle.

According to police, Mullady was headed south on Smithtown Ave. when his 2001 Dodge pickup truck crossed over into the northbound side near Marconi Ave. and struck Quaranta's 2004 Cadillac Escalade head-on at 11:46 p.m.

Police impounded both vehicles for safety checks, and are asking anyone with information on the incident to call Fifth Squad detectives at 631-852-8552.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Tracie Miller July 18, 2011 at 03:24 PM
This is so sad. My heart goes out to their families.
mary anne deriso July 20, 2011 at 12:47 AM
I do not know any of the families but I will pray for them all.
ashley July 22, 2011 at 09:22 PM
Brian was a long time family friend and we are so deeply sad. Rip Brian we love youuuuu
candice August 10, 2011 at 06:12 PM
Andrea was one of my best friends she was the kindest, sweetest person on the planet never did anything wrong in her life and had so much going for her i still don't understand why out of all people would the kindest one go so tragically
natalie November 02, 2011 at 03:24 AM
Andrea was my best friend, and she was the kindest girl I ever knew. She touched everyone she met, and always put others before herself. She was kind, generous, compassionate, and I miss her more and more every day. Heaven gained an angel.


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