Coram Man Killed in Commack -Two-Vehicle Crash
Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a man and injured two others in Commack Sunday evening May 28, 2017.
Thomas Maloney was driving a 2012 Nissan Altima westbound on the North Service Road of the Long Island Expressway. As he attempted to make a left turn onto Commack Road from the marked center turning lane, his vehicle was struck by a 2016 Ford van traveling in the left turning lane attempting to go straight.
Frank Stengl, 88, of Coram, the front seat passenger of the Nissan, was transported via Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead. The rear seat passenger, Joan Walsh, 86, of Central Islip, was transported via Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Stony Brook University Hospital with minor injuries.
Maloney, 64, of Dix Hills, was transported via Dix Hills Fire Department Ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore with minor injuries.
The driver of the Ford, Jesse Lombardi, 36, of Patchogue, was not injured and remained at the scene.
Both vehicles were impounded for a safety check. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252
The Dix Hills Fire Department, Commack Fire Department, Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Suffolk Police responded to this crash on the North Service Road at Commack Road on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at about 5:20 p.m. Firefighters and Police emergency services worked together using heavy rescue tools to remove three victims trapped in the car involved in a crash with a van.
Photos by Steve Silverman