26 January 2020

Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander


On Saturday January 25, 2020 at approximately 11:32 P.M. Joseph Bertolino, 17, of East Meadow, NY,was driving a 1999 Honda Accord eastbound on the Southern State Parkway, east of New Highway, town of Babylon, Suffolk County.  Bertolino was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle.  The vehicle traveled onto the right shoulder striking a lightpole and a tree, Bertolino was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The State Police is asking for anyone who has any information on the crash to contact (631) 756-3300.

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