Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander
On Thursday, August 31, 2017 at approximately 6:47AM, troopers from the Brentwood Barracks responded to a single vehicle accident on the westbound Southern State Parkway, west of Exit 44 (Sunrise Highway.) Preliminary investigation revealed that, John Palumbo, 54, of Center Moriches, was operating a 2017 Nissan Rogue, westbound in the center lane of the parkway. The Nissan subsequently veered from the center lane, exited the roadway and mounted the right shoulder, where it struck a sign post, in addition to multiple trees. Mr. Palumbo was pronounced deceased at the scene.