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Shirley Man Dies in Single-car Crash

A car crashed going eastbound on Sunrise Highway in Center Moriches.

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September 30, 2013 - Center Moriches - Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a single-car crash that killed a man in Center Moriches last night.

David Smith was driving a 2012 Ford 150 pickup truck westbound on Sunrise Highway North Service Road when he veered off the roadway and crashed through a fence. The vehicle continued across the westbound side of Sunrise Highway, through the median and across the eastbound side of the road before coming to a stop on the grass on the south side of the highway.

Smith, 56, of Grandview Drive, Shirley was transported by Center Moriches Ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The vehicle was impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.