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One Killed, Two Injured In Port Jefferson Station Construction Crew Accident

617 North Bicycle Path in Port Jefferson Station.
617 North Bicycle Path in Port Jefferson Station. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

One man was killed and two others injured in a construction crew accident on Long Island.

It happened at about 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 in Port Jefferson Station, Suffolk County Police said.

Bryan Masem, 41, of the hamlet of Yaphank in Brookhaven, was driving his 2016 Chevy pickup truck southbound on Bicycle Path when he passed a construction crew that had a cable guide wire lying on the ground across the roadway near 617 North Bicycle Path, police said.

The construction crew was preparing to hoist the wire into place above the roadway. As Masem’s vehicle passed over the wire, it became entangled with the undercarriage of the truck, pulling the wire taut and causing the truck to flip, according to police. Three construction workers on the ground became entangled in the cable and were dragged, police said.

Arthur Oldakowski, 22, was transported to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was pronounced dead. 

Rodrigo Corrales, 50, of Corona, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is in critical but stable condition. 

Anes Music, 23, of Glendale, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with minor injuries. Masem was not injured.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.

Anyone who may have information about this crash is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

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