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Crash kills Town of Oyster Bay Public Safety officer

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, in a

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, in a statement, said Town of Oyster Bay Public Safety officer Anthony Cardillo, killed in a crash Friday in North Massapequa, seen above, was "a dedicated public servant."  Credit: Paul Mazza

A 21-year-old Town of Oyster Bay Public Safety officer was killed in a single-vehicle crash while on duty early Friday morning in North Massapequa, officials said.

Anthony Cardillo of Massapequa was traveling south on North Broadway in a town public safety vehicle when he struck a utility pole at the intersection of North Pine Street, Nassau County police said. He was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bethpage. 

The crash was reported in a 911 call at 5:18 a.m., police said.

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, in a statement, said Cardillo was “a dedicated public servant” and had also served as a volunteer firefighter with the Massapequa Fire Department. Saladino called it “a heartbreaking day for the Town of Oyster Bay.”

North Broadway was closed from North Pine Street to North Beech Street after the crash, but it had reopened by early afternoon, police said.

Saladino, in his statement, said he has ordered flags at all town buildings and facilities to be flown at half-staff.

Police said there didn't appear to be any criminality associated with the crash, and that the investigation was ongoing.

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