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One Killed When Car Crashes Into Truck Driven By Man From Region

The dealership on Long Island, New York, at 780 Middle Country Road in the hamlet of Saint James.
The dealership on Long Island, New York, at 780 Middle Country Road in the hamlet of Saint James. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

One person was killed following a crash at a New York auto dealership involving a truck driver from Connecticut.

It happened on Long Island at around 3:35 a.m. Saturday, May 14 in Suffolk County, in the hamlet of Saint James.

Robert Greene, age 33, of South Setauket, New York, was driving a 2012 Ford Taurus eastbound on Middle Country Road when his vehicle struck a 2022 International tractor-trailer backing in to an Acura dealership, located at 780 Middle Country Road, Suffolk County Police said.

Greene was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Hartford County resident Azeddine Fridjat, age 57, of Enfield, was not injured, according to police.

The Ford was impounded for a safety check. The tractor-trailer was inspected at the scene by officers from the Motor Carrier Safety Section.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.

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