1 dead in wrong-way crash on Sunken Meadow State Parkway

SMITHTOWN, Long Island (WABC) -- One person was killed after a wrong-way car crash on a Long Island highway.

New York State Police are leading the investigation looking into the two-car crash Friday night in Suffolk County.

It happened on the Sunken Meadow State Parkway in Smithtown at around 7:30.

Police say the driver who was killed has been identified as 44-year-old Anthony Mariano, of Kings Park. He was driving a 2007 Mazda CX7 SUV.

The second person involved driving a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck has been identified as 38-year-old Joseph Norris, of Babylon. He was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with any information is urged to call (631) 756-3300.

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