Jul 30, 2014
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Deer Park Man Involved in Fatal Crash

Abraham Sparber, 90, was killed when his car was t-boned by a white box truck on Vanderbilt Motor Parkway on Tuesday morning.

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Suffolk County Police said Patrick Williams of Deer Park, was driving on Vanderbilt Motor Parkway Tuesday morning when his vehicle collided with another driver, who was killed in the crash.

Suffolk County police have identified Commack resident Abraham Sparber, 90, as the man killed.

Police said Williams, 46, was driving a 2003 box truck westbound on Motor Parkway when his vehicle struck a 2010 Hyundai driven by Sparber, who was attempting to make a left turn out of a parking lot onto eastbound Motor Parkway.

Suffolk County police called for a helicopter to airlift Sparber to a local hospital, according to early reports. The helicopter was then canceled as he was transported via ambulance. Sparber was declared dead at the hospital, police said.

Authorities shut down Vanderbilt Motor Parkway eastbound between Commack Road and Harned Road, with limited traffic westbound to conduct an investigation. The scene of the crash had been taped off as a crime scene.

Williams was not injured in the crash.

Detectives are asking anyone who may information on the crash to call 631-854-8452.

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