West Babylon, N.Y.—The two people killed in that high-speed police chase on Long Island have been identified.
Investigators have identified them as 36-year-old Rocco Coscia of Massapequa and 42-year-old Michael Griffin of Wyandanch.
The crash happened yesterday morning around 8:30 a.m. in West Babylon; that's in Suffolk County.
Investigators say police on patrol tried to pull the pair over, but the driver refused to stop. Police were chasing the car on Straight Path, when it barreled into the driveway of a house, flipped and burned near 11th Street. They say the suspects tossed drugs from the car during the chase. Detectives describe them as career criminals.
"...One subject has 20 prior arrests, the other has 35 prior arrests. Many of these were felonies... narcotic offenses and armed robberies. One of the subjects has a history of taking police officers on chases...," according to First Squad Detective Lt. Robert Edwards of the Suffolk County Police Department.
Fortunately, no one else was hurt in the crash since Straight Path is a very busy artery with lots of traffic.