WEST BABYLON, NY- Newyork.cbslocal.com writes that a crash occurred in Suffolk County this week that killed one person. The victim worked for a pizza shop in Babylon and was out delivering an order at the time of the deadly collision.
The man had worked at the pizza shop for twelve years before dying in the crash, and his co-workers and employer expressed their sadness upon learning of the tragedy. Reports indicate that the victim was 49 years old.
Head-On Crash in West Babylon Police stated that the driver was traveling southbound on Bergen Avenue when a 28-year-old woman in an SUV traveling north drifted into the southbound lanes. The two vehicles collided head-on just two miles from the victim’s employer. Responders arrived on the scene and declared the man dead.
The manager at the shop stated that he had only sent the driver out fifteen minutes prior to the wreck and that the man’s wife was hysterical after learning of his death.
The victim continued to work during the coronavirus pandemic even while many people are remaining home. Co-workers said that he would often donate leftover pizzas to those in need after finishing his shift. Friends stated that he was a good person and that it was awful to see such a tragedy happen to him.
The woman operating the other vehicle was traveling with a female passenger. Both of the people in the SUV were injured in the crash, but their injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Police filed charges against the female driver, who was traveling on a suspended license when the collision occurred. She is scheduled to appear in court for the charges related to the deadly incident. No information was available regarding why she traveled into oncoming traffic.
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