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Cab Driver Dead After Oakdale Crash

A 92-year-old taxi driver died after he crashed his cab into a home in Oakdale on Thursday morning.

Suffolk County police said Joseph Saccente of West Sayville was driving a taxi northbound on Shore Road when his cab drove across lawns of multiple homes, struck multiple mailboxes and then hit a house shortly after 7 a.m.

The victim, who worked for Colonial Taxi, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation indicates that he may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash, police said.

Fifth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8552.

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