An officer with the New York Police Department (NYPD) was killed this week in a crash along the dangerous Southern State Parkway.
New York Newsday reports that Joseph Capo, an officer with the NYPD since 2011, was killed when his Volkswagen Jetta flipped several times after he lost control of the vehicle. The Jetta reportedly struck a Cadillac driving in the same eastbound lane of Southern State Parkway, near Exit 31 at South Farmingdale.
It is unclear currently what caused the officer to lose control of his vehicle. He was on his way home to West Islip at the time of the crash after finishing his latest shift at the NYPD’s 9th Precinct.
We’re often reporting on the dangers posed to all drivers on Long Island’s Southern State Parkway. In fact, the stretch of the highway between exits 17 and 32 has been dubbed “Blood Alley” by local emergency officials who are routinely called there to respond to serious accidents involving severe injuries and death.
Our previous reports cite data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that reveal the Southern State Parkway is the most dangerous on Long Island and was the setting for 15 fatal car accidents between 2008 and 2010.