An off-duty New York City police officer from West Islip was killed in a car accident on the Southern State Parkway early Thursday morning, police said.

Joseph Capo, a 27-year-old officer assigned to the NYPD’s 9th Precinct in Manhattan, was driving a 2004 Volkswagen east on the Southern State Parkway near Bethpage Parkway just before 1 a.m. when he lost control of the car, struck a 2001 Cadillac and overturned several times, New York State police said in a news release.

Capo was transported to Nassau University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

The 54-year-old driver of the Cadillac received treatment for minor injuries, police said.

Police did not say what caused Capo to lose control of the vehicle. A police spokesman could not be reached for comment.

Capo joined the force on July 6, 2011, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

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The crash is still under investigation. Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact State police at 631-756-3300.

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