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East Moriches man killed in Shirley crash

Ronald Murphy, 20, of East Moriches, was fatally

Ronald Murphy, 20, of East Moriches, was fatally injured when his 2012 Nissan Altima left a northbound lane on the William Floyd Parkway and hit a tree and utility pole south of Coraci Boulevard in Shirley. (May 19, 2013) Credit: James Carbone

An East Moriches man was killed when his car left the road and hit a tree and telephone pole in Shirley Sunday morning, Suffolk police said.

Ronald Murphy, 20, was alone in his 2012 Nissan Altima when the car left the northbound lane on William Floyd Parkway and crashed south of Coraci Boulevard at 11:50 a.m. police said.

The Mastic Beach Fire Department responded within minutes and used hydraulic rescue tools to remove him from the vehicle, but Murphy was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue.

Police impounded the car for a safety check and detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.

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