18 September 2022

Major Stephen J. Udice
Troop L Commander




On Sunday, September 18, 2022, a little before 4:30 am, the State Police responded to a call for a crash on the Southern State Parkway eastbound in the area of exit 40 in the town of Islip, Suffolk County.

Jessica Gonzalez, 19 years-old of Commack, NY, was driving a 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe eastbound on the Southern State Parkway, in the right lane, when her vehicle crossed the lanes of traffic and struck the center median guiderail. Gonzalez vehicle then struck the overpass, she was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Gonzalez was the sole occupant in this one vehicle crash. 

This collision is under investigation and the State Police is asking for witnesses or anyone with any information to call (631) 756-3300.


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