Long Island, NY - May 25, 2016 - On 5/25/16 at approximately 4:19 AM, troopers responded to a one-car accident on the westbound side of the Southern State Parkway west of exit 37 (Belmont Avenue).
Initial investigation revealed that a Hyundai Sonata drove off the roadway and entered the north shoulder, striking a light pole, ejecting the driver. The vehicle then struck a tree, which fell onto the driver of the vehicle. The vehicle operator, Eugene Ellis, age 37, of Islip Terrace, NY, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr. Ellis was the only occupant in the vehicle. The accident investigation is on-going.