Rocky Point Man, 60, Killed in East Shoreham Crash

A 60-year-old Rocky Point man was killed in a single-car crash in East Shoreham Sunday night, Suffolk County police said.

The victim, Joseph Labate, apparently lost control of his Isuzu Rodeo on Rt. 25A and it struck a utility pole near Miller Avenue at 6 p.m., police said.

Labate was pronounced dead at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson Station, police reported.

The Isuzu was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing, police said.

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