Cops: Woman dies after Mastic DWI crash

A West Babylon woman who was ejected from a vehicle in an alleged drunken-driving crash last week in Mastic has died from her injuries, Suffolk County police said Wednesday.

Jennifer Suydam, 27, was ejected while riding as a passenger in a pickup near the intersection of Carlton Avenue and Herkimer Street in Mastic.

The accident happened at about 7:50 p.m. June 24, when Shad Teter, 42, driving a Ford Focus, crashed with the 2000 Nissan pickup driven by Michael Facchiano, 29. Police arrested Teter, of 187 Carleton Dr. E., in Shirley, on a charge of driving while intoxicated.


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Teter, Facchiano and Suydam were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center.

Teter was arraigned last week in the hospital on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving without a license and operating an unregistered vehicle. He was ordered held on a bail of $100,000 cash, $200,000 bond, according to court records. He remained in the hospital Wednesday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

A funeral Mass for Suydam is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church in Farmingdale. Anyone with information on the crash can call Vehicular Crime Unit detectives at 631-852-6555. All calls will remain confidential, police said.

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