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Holbrook man killed in fiery crash in Ronkonkoma, police say

Firefighters at the scene of a fiery car

Firefighters at the scene of a fiery car crash in on Veterans Memorial Highway near Johnson Avenue in Ronkonkoma on Wednesday night. Credit: Christopher Sabella

A Holbrook man was killed in a single-car crash Wednesday night outside Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma after his car went off the road, hit a pole and burst into flames, police said.

Robert M. Nolan Jr., 52, was traveling west on Veterans Memorial Highway at about 9:30 p.m. when his 2015 Honda Accord veered off the roadway near Johnson Avenue and struck a metal utility pole, Suffolk County police said in a news release.

“The vehicle caught fire and became fully engulfed in flames,” police said.

Nolan was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Suffolk medical examiner’s office. Twenty-five firefighters from the Bohemia Fire Department responded, said Assistant Fire Chief Scott Thompson.

Police did not provide additional details regarding the crash.

With Nicholas Spangler

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