Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was killed and two others injured in a two-car crash early Saturday morning in Centereach, Suffolk County police said.Moments before the fatal crash, the man was working on another vehicle along the right shoulder on northbound Nicolls Road, a police spokeswoman said. After he was done, the man got into a van and was attempting to make a U-turn when he was struck by another van entering Nicolls Road from Middle Country Road just after 1 a.m., the spokeswoman said.The man, who was not immediately identified pending notification of next of kin, was ejected from the vehicle, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.A passenger in his van was injured, as was the driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash. They were both transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. The vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing, police said. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. Update: Police have identified the victim of the crash as 51-year-old Samir Patel of Holtsville.
Sepp Blatter says he will resign as president of football’s governing body Fifa amid a corruption scandal.In announcing his exit, the 79-year-old Swiss has called an extraordinary Fifa congress “as soon as possible” to elect a new president.Blatter was re-elected last week, despite seven top Fifa officials being arrested two days before the vote as part of a US prosecution.But he said: “My mandate does not appear to be supported by everybody.”He added: “The next ordinary Fifa congress will take place on 13 May, 2016 in Mexico City.”This would create unnecessary delay and I will urge the executive committee to organise an extraordinary congress for the election of my successor at the earliest opportunity. “This will need to be done in line with Fifa’s statutes and we must allow enough time for the best candidates to present themselves and to campaign.”The extraordinary congress is expected to take place between December 2015 and March 2016.Fifa was rocked last week by the arrests on charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering as part of a US prosecution that also indicted 14 people.A separate criminal investigation by Swiss authorities into how the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were allocated is also under way.”I am very much linked to Fifa and its interests. Those interests are dear to me and this is why I am taking this decision,” added Blatter. “What counts most to me is the institute of Fifa and football around the world.”I have thoroughly considered and thought about my presidency and the last 40 years in my life.”These years were closely related to Fifa and the wonderful sport of football. I appreciate and love Fifa more than anything else.”I only want to do the best for Fifa and my institution. I decided to stand again as the best option for football. The elections are closed but the challenges we face haven’t come to an end.”The latest allegations of corruption against Fifa involved reports claiming general secretary Jerome Valcke was responsible for an alleged $10m (£6m) payment of bribes over South Africa’s bid to host the 2010 World Cup. Follow this link for live reactions