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Bay Shore couple dies after vehicle hits tree, Suffolk police say

Detectives study the scene of the crash that

Detectives study the scene of the crash that killed a married couple in Bay Shore on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. A vehicle slammed into a tree on Fifth Avenue at Hansen Street around 4:09 p.m. Credit: James Carbone

A Bay Shore couple died after their vehicle struck a tree Tuesday afternoon, Suffolk police said.

“Travis Hairston, 75, of Bay Shore, was driving a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis northbound on Fifth Avenue when her vehicle apparently left the roadway, crashed through a chain link fence and struck a tree on the lawn of a house at the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and Hansen Street at approximately 4:10 p.m.,” police said in a release.

Hairston and her husband, Frank Hairston, 81, of Bay Shore, were taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore by the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Ambulance. Both victims died from their injuries, police said.

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