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GREENPORT: Passenger killed in car crash

A Greenport man died after the car he was riding in swerved to avoid a deer in the road, then crashed into a utility pole, police said Sunday.

Corey Freeman, 23, was riding in a 1999 Infiniti QX4 driven by Terrence Lawrence, 29, of Greenport, at about 4 a.m. on Saturday on County Road 48 when Lawrence suddenly swerved to avoid a deer, Southold Town police said.

The vehicle left the road and crashed into a pole. Freeman was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. Lawrence, who suffered minor injuries, was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Police said there are no criminal charges at this time.

- JENNIFER BARRIOS

NEW CASSEL: Teen arrested in January robbery

A teenager has been arrested and charged with the robbery of a woman last month as she walked down a New Cassel street, Nassau police said.

Larryson Charleston, 16, of New Cassel had punched the woman in the head as she walked on Garden Street at about 5:50 p.m. on Jan. 14, police said. Charleston knocked the woman to the ground, then stole her cell phone and ran off, according to police.

The woman was taken to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment.

Charleston was arrested at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, and charged with second-degree robbery. He was scheduled to be arraigned Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead.

- JENNIFER BARRIOS


PORT WASHINGTON: Cops: Woman's death appears accidental

Nassau police and the county medical examiner's office are investigating what appears to be the accidental death of a Port Washington woman.

Just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a passerby discovered the body of Jeanne Wilde, 57, of 12 Matinecock Ave. in the water between a houseboat on Matinecock and an icy landing, authorities said. Wilde was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said it appears Wilde may have slipped from the landing and struck her her head, though a final cause of death will be determined by further investigation of the Medical Examiner.

- WILL VAN SANT

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