The dramatic crash came as the pair of officers were racing to a raging fire on North Suffolk Avenue just after 9 a.m., police said. “There’s never any routine police call—every call is serious," a police spokesman said. “We always try to use good judgment."
The victim, Stephanie Francois, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet westbound at 12:35 a.m. near exit 25N when the crash occurred, police said.
Cody Talanian, 17, of Farmingdale, was pronounced dead at 10 p.m. Sunday at Nassau University Medical Center, according to police.