North Babylon, NY - October 4th, 2013 - Alejandro Aguillar-Hernandez was driving a 1988 Ford dump truck westbound on Sunrise Highway Service Road, west of Route 231, in North Babylon, when his truck was struck by a 2003 Hyundai Sonata at approximately 7 p.m. Aguillar-Hernandez pulled over into the left lane and he and his passenger got out of the truck. The men crossed the service road to check on the driver of the Sonata.
Several minutes after Aguillar-Hernandez pulled over, a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta that was also traveling westbound struck the rear of the parked Ford.
The driver of the Jetta, Thomas Hudson, 28, of Lincoln Street, Babylon, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by North Babylon Rescue where he was pronounced dead.
Aguillar-Hernandez, 36, of Plover Place, Seaford, and his passenger, were not injured.
The Volkswagen was impounded for a safety check. Suffolk County Police Motor Carrier Safety Section officers responded and conducted an inspection and safety check on the 1988 Ford dump truck.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash and have not been interviewed to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.
Incident: Man Dies After Crashing Into Dump Truck
Location: Westbound Sunrise Highway Service Road, west of Route 231, North Babylon
Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at approximately 7 p.m.