09 March 2020

Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander



On Monday March 9, 2020 at approximately 9:08 A.M. the State Police received a call for an accident on the Sunken Meadow Parkway northbound south of SM3, town of Smithtown, Suffolk County.  Further investigation revealed the driver, John Rector, 77 of Dix Hills, lost control of his vehicle, a 1999 Subaru Forester, which appeared to cause the vehicle to overturn and then struck a tree also causing the driver to be ejected from the vehicle.  Rector was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation and the State Police is asking anyone with information to call (631) 756-3300



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