An officer was driving when a vehicle veered into the oncoming lanes and struck the officer's vehicle.
Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a driver and seriously injured a police officer in Bay Shore.
A Third Precinct police officer was driving in a police vehicle northbound on Fifth Avenue when a southbound Honda Civic veered into the northbound lanes and struck the police vehicle, in front of 1460 Fifth Ave.
The driver of the Honda, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The officer was airlifted via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555.