Emergency responders at the scene of the wrong-way accident Tuesday...

Emergency responders at the scene of the wrong-way accident Tuesday night on the Southern State Parkway near Carleton Avenue. Credit: Paul Mazza

Two people were killed this week in separate crashes a day apart in Suffolk, including one involving a wrong-way driver on the Southern State Parkway, officials said.

A driver of a 2004 Buick was traveling west in the eastbound lanes on the Southern State on Tuesday night near exit 43A, Carleton Avenue, and struck a 2005 Honda motorcycle, state police said.

The motorcyclist, Hugo H. Cajamarca, 42, of Patchogue, was thrown off the Honda. He and the Buick driver were taken to a nearby hospital, where Cajamarca was pronounced dead, police said.

The driver of the Buick suffered minor injuries. Police have declined to release the driver’s name or indicate whether there are any charges pending in the crash.

The New York State Attorney General's Office said Thursday that it is conducting a "preliminary assessment" of the case in which it is determining whether a police officer in some way caused the crash that led to the death. The office declined to comment on what role the police officer may have played. 

State police said the crash remains under investigation and declined to comment on what role a police officer may have played in the crash.

State Police ask that anyone with information on the accident call (631) 756-3300.

About 11 p.m. Wednesday, Ian Fox, 38, of Brentwood, was driving a 2017 Kia Forte east on Suffolk Avenue when the vehicle struck a man in the road near Adams Avenue in Brentwood, Suffolk police said. 

The man, who has not been identified by police, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Suffolk medical examiner's office, police said.

Police said Fox was had been driving with eight suspensions on six separate dates. He was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date, police said.

The Kia was impounded for a safety check.

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