A 27-year-old Oyster Bay man died Friday morning after striking a tree on the Northern State Parkway, State police said.

The driver, identified as Nicholas Maniscalco, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The fatal crash occurred just before 9 a.m. Friday, police said. Maniscalco lost control of his Mazda east of Sunnyside Boulevard, struck a Mercury and then slammed into a tree on the center median, police said.

No one else was in the car, police said.

The driver behind the wheel of the Mercury was uninjured, police said.

All eastbound lanes at Exit 37A were closed following the accident. The parkway was reopened around 1 p.m., police said.

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Any witnesses are asked to call State police at 631-756-3300.


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