Long Island driver killed in crash after going through red light, police say


CALVERTON, LONG ISLAND, NY – Police say a driver who went through a red light was killed in a car crash on Long Island Thursday morning, according to Newsday.

The accident happened at the intersection of Route 25 and Burman Boulevard in Calverton, at the entrance to Calverton Enterprise Park.  Riverhead Town Police said 61-year-old Leonor Parra-Nunez was behind the wheel of a Nissan Maxima when his car was hit at 6:14 a.m. by a Chevrolet Equinox driven by 33-year-old Rolando Ajcuc-Chamale of Calverton. Investigators determined that the collision occurred after Parra-Nunez went through a red light at Route 25.

Parra-Nunez, a Coram resident, was extricated from his vehicle by emergency crews. He was later pronounced dead after being transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center.  Ajcuc-Chamale was taken to the same hospital with injuries that were not regarded as life-threatening.

The intersection was shut down in both directions for several hours while local police examined the scene along with members of the New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Team.  Authorities said no charges have been filed in the case. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash was asked to contact Riverhead Town Police.

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