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Fatal Crash

Charlotte,NC: Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 6:01 pm

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at approximately 6:01 p.m., CMPD officers from South Division responded to the 5400 block of Sharon Road in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in which the pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim in the roadway and a 2005 Lexus RX330 that had been involved in the crash.

The preliminary investigation shows that the Lexus, driven by Lauren Savage, was traveling northeast in the left hand lane of travel on Sharon Road and the victim was crossing Sharon Road to the west. The Lexus struck the victim within the left hand lane of travel and came to a stop within the left lane. The victim also came to a final resting position in the left lane. The victim was not crossing in a crosswalk; however there are no crosswalks in the area. Speed and impairment are not factors in this crash for the driver of the Lexus. At this there is no evidence of impairment for the victim.  At the time of the crash it was dark and raining with limited visibility in the area.

This is an ongoing, active investigation.  Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Detective Crum with the CMPD Major Crash Unit at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Holbrook,NY: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed two people and injured another person in Holbrook last night.

Jose Perez was driving a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe westbound on Woodside Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and crashed in a wooded area at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Perez, 45, of Patchogue, and Luis Antonio Banegas, 39, of East Patchogue, a passenger in the backseat of the vehicle, were transported via ambulance to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue where they were pronounced dead.

Carlos Sarmiento, 34, of Patchogue, a passenger in the front seat of the vehicle, was transported to Long Island Community Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

 

Bellport,NY: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at approximately 5:40 p.m.

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist in Bellport today.

Tyler Joseph LeBron was riding a 2004 Suzuki eastbound on Montauk Highway when he lost control of his motorcycle, crossed over the highway and struck a utility pole at approximately 5:40 p.m.

LeBron, 23, of Mastic, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Ridge,NY: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at approximately 11:20 a.m.

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man after he initiated a crash driving a stolen vehicle that killed five people in Ridge.

Jamel Turner, 23, of Bellport, was driving a stolen 2018 Camaro eastbound on Route 25, west of Woodlot Road when he crashed into a 2012 Mazda, also traveling eastbound at approximately 11:20 a.m. The Camaro then struck an oil truck traveling westbound and the Mazda struck a 1999 Infiniti traveling eastbound.

Lonidell Skinner, 19, of Bellport, was a passenger in the Camaro and was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Turner was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

All four people in the Mazda were pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The driver of the oil truck was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Infiniti was not injured.

Major Case Unit detectives charged Turner with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree and False Personation. Turner also was charged with an outstanding warrant. Additional charges are anticipated.

The names of the four people who died in the crash are being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

The investigation is continuing.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

SHIRLEY, NY : Monday, January 29, 2018, at approximately 2:15 a.m.

Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a one-car crash that killed a Patchogue New York man last night.

Ali Gaith was driving a 2006 BMW sedan southbound on William Floyd Parkway when he apparently lost control of his vehicle at approximately 2:15 a.m. on January 29. The BMW struck a utility pole in front of 539 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY. Gaith, 31, of 42 Pearl St., was pronounced at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Medical Examiner.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.

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