Police ID teen driver in fatal Lynbrook crash as former Roosevelt HS football player
Police have released the identity of a 19-year-old killed in a three-car crash in Lynbrook.
According to police, Nasir Reid, was behind the wheel of a BMW on Ocean Avenue just after midnight on Tuesday.
That is when detectives say Reid's car collided with an SUV near the Peninsula Boulevard intersection.
News 12 has been told the BMW then hit a nearby pick-up truck that was stopped at a traffic light.
Reid was a member of the Roosevelt High School football team.
His coach Joe Vito says the community is mourning the the loss of Reid.
"I think the student athlete part is so important because he was such a good student and his smile, I will never forget his smile," Vito said. "He just lit up a room when he came in and that's something we're never going to forget."
Reid was also a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete in his senior year. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2020 and went off to trade school.
The drivers and passenger in the other two vehicles had minor injuries and are expected to be OK.
The cause of the crash is unknown.
The school's football team says they will say his name when they break their huddle so he will never be forgotten.