Timothy Melia, 30, was traveling east on East Bartlett Road...

Timothy Melia, 30, was traveling east on East Bartlett Road in his Honda Santa Fe on Thursday, May 28, 2015, when he failed to negotiate a turn and his vehicle struck a utility support pole and went off the road into a wooded marshy area and flipped over onto its side, authorities said. Credit: Stringer News Service

A driver who was killed Thursday in a single-vehicle crash in Middle Island has been identified as a FDNY firefighter from Bay Shore.

Timothy Melia, 30, was traveling east on East Bartlett Road in his Hyundai Santa Fe when he failed to negotiate a turn around 4:20 p.m., Suffolk police said.

Melia's vehicle then struck a utility support pole and went off the road into a wooded marshy area and flipped over onto its side, authorities said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Additional details were not immediately available.

The FDNY said Melia came on the job in 2006 and had been assigned to a Brooklyn firehouse.

Authorities ask anyone with information call Seventh Squad detectives at 631-852-8752.

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