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Two killed in separate car accidents in Hewlett and Woodmere

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Woodmere resident Stewart Hecht and Bertram Wolf, of Floral Park, were killed in separate car accidents both on Dec. 31.

Hecht, 73, was struck and killed by 2019 Infinity sport utility vehicle driven near the intersection of Edward Avenue and Peninsula Boulevard in Woodmere by a woman, 36, traveling south on Peninsula Boulevard at 6:55 a.m. on Dec. 31, according to police.

He had just left the Congregation Bais Tefilah synagogue on Edward Avenue, suffered severe injuries. He was taken to a local hospital. Hecht, a Woodmere resident since 2010, was pronounced dead by hospital emergency medical staff  at 7:41 a.m., police said. The woman remained at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Wolf, 85, was killed and another man was seriously hurt after a two-car crash at the intersection of Harris Avenue and Peninsula Boulevard just north of the Long Island Rail road trestle at 11:30 a.m. in Hewlett on Dec. 31, Nassau police said.

According to police, the 2017 Mercedes Benz driven by Wolf was traveling north on Peninsula Boulevard and making a left turn onto Harris Avenue when it collided with a 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck that was heading south on Peninsula Boulevard.

Wolf was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead by hospital emergency medical staff, police said. The driver of the Dodge pickup, a 77-year-old man, was also taken to a local hospital. He is in serious condition, as of press time. The investigation is ongoing.