A 25-year-old Freeport man was killed when he crashed his car in Merrick early Saturday morning.

Nassau County police said John Dabney was driving a Nissan Altima westbound on Sunrise Highway when he struck the guard rail, causing the vehicle to overturn near the corner of Lansdowne Avenue shortly before 5 a.m.

Dabney was taken to Nassau University Medical Center where, he was pronounced dead eight hours later.

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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.