January 26, 2021


A motorist in an SUV was killed after the vehicle was struck by a pickup truck headed the wrong way on the Sunken Meadow Parkway on Friday night in Commack, authorities said.

The identity of the deceased driver was not released by New York State Police in a statement Friday night.

Police said the wrong-way crash occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. on the northbound side of Sunken Meadow Parkway, north of Exit SM3. A driver in a pickup was traveling south in the northbound lanes when it struck the SUV, police said.

“The driver of the SUV died at the scene and the driver of the pickup truck was treated for serious injuries” at South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, officials said.

The identity of the pickup driver was also not released by authorities.

As of 10:30 p.m. Friday, police said the Sunken Meadow State Parkway was closed northbound and traffic was being diverted at Exit SM3.

The investigation was ongoing Friday night.

State police are urging anyone with information to call 631-756-3300.

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