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Farmingville man dead, friend injured after pick-up truck hit tree

A 24-year-old Farmingville man died this morning when his pick-up truck struck a tree on Nicolls Road in Holtsville, police said.

Anthony X. Rodrigues, of South Howell Avenue, veered off the road and hit the tree just before 7 a.m., police said.

A 23-year-old female passenger in the truck was transferred to Stony Brook University Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The crash is under investigation and the vehicle has been taken into police custody for a safety check, police said.

Drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the accident, police said. Rodrigues appeared to be driving at a normal rate of speed, police said.

Police ask anyone with information to call 631-854-8652 or 1-800-220-TIPS.

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