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16 January 2018
State Police Troop "L" are Investigating a Fatal Collision on the Sunken Meadow State Parkway in the Town of Smithtown

Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander


The New York State Police are investigating a one-car fatal collision which occurred on January 16, 2018, at approximately 2:38 a.m., on the southbound Sunken Meadow State Parkway, south of Jericho Turnpike (ST-25), in Smithtown, NY.  Preliminary investigation revealed that the collision occurred when a blue 2007 Honda Civic left the roadway and struck several trees in the center median.  The only passenger, Maria Garcia, 37 years old, of Brentwood, NY, was transported to Saint Catherine of Siena Hospital in Smithtown, NY, where she succumed to her injuries. The operator of the vehicle suffered no apparent injuries as a result of this collision. 

The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges have not been filed at this time. The State Police are requesting that anyone who may have information concerning this incident to please call (631) 756-3300. 

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