Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a man in Commack on Dec. 29.
A man was driving a vehicle at a high rate of speed southbound on Motor Parkway, near Shinbone Lane, when he failed to negotiate curve and the vehicle struck a utility pole and crashed into a wooded area at approximately 4 a.m. There appeared to be no witnesses to the incident and police were not called to the scene until a passing motorist called 911 at approximately 8 a.m.
The man, who was alone in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from
the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.
Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.