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A driver was killed on the North Shore on Sunday evening when his car slammed into a utility pole.

The victim, 60-year-old Joseph Labate, was driving a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo west on Route 25A in East Shoreham, the Suffolk County Police Department said, when he lost control of the car. At about 6 p.m., he hit a utility pole near Miller Avenue, according to police.

Labate, a Rocky Point resident, was pronounced dead at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson.

Police impounded the Isuzu for a safety check, and detectives from the SCPD’s 7th Squad are still investigating the one-car crash.


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Update, Sept. 11, 10:30 a.m.: Police reported that 34-year-old Corinne Maloney, a Centereach resident and passenger in the pickup truck during the Sept. 2 crash, died the next day as a result of her injuries.

A driver and his passenger were critically injured on Wednesday night when his pickup struck another car and then a utility pole near the Smith Haven Mall.

The Suffolk County Police Department said 34-year-old Christopher Ferchland, a Farmingville resident, was driving the pickup truck, a 2007 Lincoln MKL, west on Route 25 at about 7 p.m., the time of the crash. Another car traveling toward him from the opposite direction, a 2015 Honda Crosstour, attempted to make a left turn into the mall and collided with the truck. After hitting the Honda, the Lincoln crashed into a utility pole.

Police said Ferchland and his female passenger were in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital while the Honda’s driver, 50-year-old Brentwood resident Jeanette Acevedo, and her female passenger were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the same hospital.

Both the Honda and the Lincoln were impounded for safety checks, police said, and detectives from the SCPD’s 4th Squad are investigating the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call them at 631-854-8452.

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A driver was seriously injured in Huntington Station early Friday morning when he hit a utility pole.

The Suffolk County Police Department said the man had been driving south on New York Avenue in a 1991 Mazda SUV at about 2:20 a.m. when his car left the road and hit the pole, just north of Schwab Road.

The man was brought to Huntington Hospital with serious injuries, then transferred to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.

Police identified the victim as 50-year-old West Babylon resident Giovanni Saccente.

Detectives from the SCPD’s 2nd Squad are investigating the case, and the Mazda was impounded for a safety check.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call detectives at 631-854-8252 or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-220-TIPS.

Story last updated on Friday, Aug. 28, at 1:15 p.m.