Peter Mungo, 20, killed in Medford crash

Crime scene investigators at the scene of fatal

Crime scene investigators at the scene of fatal crash after the driver struck a tree on Jamaica Avenue in Medford. (Aug. 7, 2013) (Credit: James Carbone)

Detectives are investigating a one-car crash that killed the driver Wednesday afternoon in Medford.

Peter Mungo, 20, of Medford, was driving a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe west on Jamaica Avenue at 12:45 p.m. when he "struck a mailbox and then a tree," Suffolk County police said in a news release.

Emergency Service officers extricated Mungo, who was taken by Medford Volunteer Ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead.

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Police impounded the Hyundai for a safety check.

Fifth Squad detectives are investigating. Anyone with information about the accident is urged to call detectives at 631-854-8552 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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