2 bodies found at home in Suffolk County in connection to suicide in East Patchogue

BELLPORT, Long Island (WABC) -- An investigation is underway after two bodies were found at a home on Long Island.

Suffolk County Police found a horrific scene at a home in Bellport, while trying to notify next of kin after a driver took his own life following a traffic stop.

Police say they performed a traffic stop on a 2003 Honda Civic at an intersection on Montauk Highway in East Patchogue around 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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According to officials, the driver pulled over and a passenger exited the car before the driver fled the scene.

A short time later, the car crashed into a utility pole on Washington Avenue.

Officers approached the vehicle and found the driver had slit his own throat.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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When detectives went to the home in Bellport to notify the victim's relatives, they discovered the bodies of a man and woman inside the home.

An autopsy will be done to determine how the victims died.

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