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Farmingdale Man was Driver in Deadly July 4 Wreck

Police: Thomas Gubitosi involved in crash that killed Montauk woman.

Farmingdale Man was Driver in Deadly July 4 Wreck

A Farmingdale man was one of the drivers   took the life of one woman and left another seriously injured, East Hampton Town Police said Thursday.

Suzanne Lavenas, 69, of Montauk, was attempting to make a turn on South Fox Street in her 2007 Toyota when a 2012 Ford Pickup driven by Thomas Gubitosi of Farmingdale crashed into her car, according to police.

Lavenas was taken to Southampton Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her passenger, Frances Berg, 88, of Montauk, survived the crash but is still listed in serious condition at Southampton Hospital.

Gubitosi, 48,  was also taken to Southampton Hospital, but he was later released.

Police have impounded both vehicles to run safety checks and detectives are asking any eyewitnesses to the crash to call 631-537-7575.

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