A driver was killed and a police officer seriously injured in an early morning crash on Long Island.
A Third Precinct police officer was driving in a police vehicle in Bay Shore northbound on Fifth Avenue when a southbound Honda Civic veered into the northbound lanes and struck the police vehicle, in front of 1460 Fifth Ave., at approximately 6:10 a.m., Suffolk County Police said.
The driver of the Honda, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
The officer was airlifted via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555.
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