Smithtown Crash Leaves Driver Dead

A 61-year-old Central Islip man was killed in a car crash in Smithtown on Monday morning.

Suffolk County police said James Poallo was driving a Hyundai Sonata westbound on West Jericho Turnpike and tried to make a left turn into a parking lot when his vehicle was struck by an eastbound Ford F350 pickup truck at 8 a.m.

The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The pickup truck driver was not injured, but his passenger was hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries.

Fourth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-854-8452.