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Officials: Driver, 85, dies after car goes into Oyster Bay marina

First responders at the scene in Oyster Bay

First responders at the scene in Oyster Bay Thursday afternoon where a car crashed through a fence, flipped over, and ended up in the marina.   Credit: Neil Miller

An 85-year-old man died Thursday after his car crashed through a parking lot fence and into the water at the Theodore Roosevelt Park Marina in Oyster Bay, officials said.

A Nassau police news release did not identify the man, who was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.

According to the release, the victim was driving a 2011 Volkswagon Jetta through the parking lot at 5 Bay Ave. when the car hit a fence and continued into the bay shortly after 3 p.m. The man became trapped inside the submerged car.

Bay constables and police removed him from the water.

Police were still investigating the cause of the crash, according to the release.

A town spokesperson said Thursday afternoon that the man was in cardiac arrest when he was airlifted to Syosset Hospital. The spokesperson said good Samaritans and a bay constable had tried unsuccessfully to free the man.

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