A 20-year-old man was killed when he crashed his SUV into a tree in his hometown of Medford on Wednesday afternoon.

Suffolk County police said Peter Mungo was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe westbound on Jamaica Avenue when the vehicle veered off the road, struck a mailbox and then a tree in front at 12:45 p.m.

Mungo was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead shortly after Emergency Service Section officers extricated him from the vehicle.

Fifth Squad detectives impounded the truck, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call them at 631-854-8552 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


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