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UPDATED: Rocky Point Man Dies in Miller Place Crash

A two-car crash at the intersection of Route 25A and Harrison Avenue in Miller Place has resulted in the death of Jeffrey Albano, 48, of Rocky Point.

Updated: 5:30 p.m. Thursday: According to Police, a visible search of the heavily damaged vehicle conducted last night revealed no alcohol products or drug paraphernalia. The investigation is still ongoing.

Updated: 11:02 p.m. Wednesday: The 48-year-old man who died at the scene of the crash has been identified by police as Jeffrey Albano, of Rocky Point. Albano apparently lost control of the vehicle, veered into the westbound lane and struck a Mercury driven by Dolores Cash, 83, of Sound Beach. Police said Cash has been treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are still investigating the crash, which happened at approximately 6:20 p.m.

Updated 9:05 p.m. Wednesday: A 48-year-old man has died from his injuries caused by Wednesday's crash. The man was driving a Buick Regal eastbound on Route 25A when he went into the westbound lane and crashed into a Mercury Grand Marquis just west of Harrison Ave., according to police.

An 83-year-old woman driving the Grand Marquis was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital by ambulance. Police said the injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.

Both east and westbound lanes are closed from Harrison Avenue to Oakland Avenue on Route 25A.

(Below is the original report published at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday)

A crash at the intersection of Route 25A and Harrison Avenue in Miller Place Wednesday evening has reportedly resulted one death, according to the Miller Place Fire Department.

First assistant chief Kyle Markott is reporting one dead on arrival at the scene of the two-car crash, which has temporarily closed portions of 25A near the incident. Patch will have more as information becomes available.

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Tom September 27, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Another one on 25A. How many crashes in the last year on 25A from Mt. Sinai to Miller Place? It's getting out of hand and the state won't do anything about it.
John September 27, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Less than a year ago... http://millerplace-rockypoint.patch.com/articles/miller-place-man-arrested-on-four-charges-on-north-state-parkway My heart goes out to his family, but why is he allowed on the road?
Jeannie September 27, 2012 at 04:08 AM
wow, thank god he didn't kill someone else. that is messed up.
Donna September 27, 2012 at 09:17 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that some one lost there life my heart goes out to the family and friends. I also pray that the other women is ok. Every one please drive more careful there are a lot more people on the roads. God bless you all !
Mish September 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM
Unbelievable..why was this man allowed on the roads? There should be a "one and done" policy! If you are caught driving drunk, high, or both.....You're done!!
Edbo September 27, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Another tragedy on this death strip.
ReeNee September 27, 2012 at 12:27 PM
In this case, it's NOT THE ROAD. The man who died obviously had a problem with drinking according to his past history. Most likely, he got on the road again when he got his license back a year later. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure that out. Why didn't he have a breathing apparatus installed in his car???? The law needs to get tough on drunk drivers. I'm always on guard driving down 25A Miller Place/Rocky Point.
chrisfred97 September 27, 2012 at 01:02 PM
good question...
Candice Cosenza Haley September 27, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Oh my goodness!
Mels Ditties September 27, 2012 at 02:43 PM
The man had no business being on the road...Thank God Mrs.. Cash in alright...But PLEASE try and understand the horror that is heroin addiction....He's dead now, may his demons be gone now and may his family (who probably dreaded this moment for a long time) find their own peace...
austin September 27, 2012 at 02:49 PM
oh my goodness of my dayum they going ham
Henry Powderly (Editor) September 27, 2012 at 02:59 PM
We don't have confirmation yet that this is the same man and will update the story as soon as we can verify.
Henry Powderly (Editor) September 27, 2012 at 03:00 PM
We realize emotions are running high on this story. We just ask that you keep the conversation civil with regard to the man who died in the crash. Henry Powderly Regional Editor
Ionrage September 27, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Roads don't kill people, drivers in cars kill people.
Victoria Bender September 28, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Tom, What would you like the state to do?
Victoria Bender September 28, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Tom I agree that the state needs to crack down on speeders, and those cars parked on 25A that block the vision of people trying to pull out onto 25A from parking lots and side roads. But people need to slow down and drive more responsibly. The speed limit is 45mp and people are doing 65-70 mph.
Martha Prifte September 28, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Did the 83 year old deserve what she got? 25A down through 347 ,all the way to the mall has become a very dangerous strip . Drivers are so preoccupied with everything else BUT driving...On the phone; texting; putting on MAKE UP all while breaking the speed limit weaving in and out of traffic; running yellow lights and STOP SIGNS,( well they might as well not even be there.) There are just too many drivers on the road, and everyone has their OWN agenda.
Michael Scotti September 28, 2012 at 09:36 PM
It's the amount of traffic on a road that contributes to the high accident rate. It's simple math, the more cars, the more accidents. Adding lights or stop signs or round abouts will not reduce accidents. It's driver irresponsibility that causes most accidents. I'm tired of hearing about how bad this road is. Get off your damn cell phone and drive your car.

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