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Police: Ronkonkoma man dies while unloading car in Stony Brook

Suffolk County police and Stony Brook Fire Department

Suffolk County police and Stony Brook Fire Department firefighters respond to a call about an accident involving a car and trailer on Wednesday evening, Dec. 3, 2014. A man unloading a collectible car from a car carrier outside a home on Beacon Hill Drive in Stony Brook was killed when the rig shifted, pinning him underneath, officials said. Photo Credit: Andrew Tetreault

A man unloading a collectible car from a vehicle carrier outside a home in Stony Brook died Wednesday night when the rig shifted, pinning him underneath, officials said.

Suffolk County police said that Jeremy Van Bemmelen, 30, of Ronkonkoma, was killed when he opened the door to a car carrier storage trailer outside a house on Beacon Hill Drive just before 9 p.m. -- and the car, which was on an incline, "rolled on top of him."

Police initially said the incident occurred about 10 p.m.

Photos from the scene show the car, which appears to be a mid-1960s Dodge Charger, on the ramp, which is extended halfway out of the carrier.

Bemmelen, who was extricated by the Stony Brook Fire Department, died at the scene, police said.

Police said the investigation is continuing.

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