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Police ID man killed when loose tire hit car on Sunrise Highway 

Police said a man was killed after a

Police said a man was killed after a tire crashed down onto the roof of the Saturn he was driving Thursday on Sunrise Highway near Hubbards Path in West Babylon. Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

Police on Friday identified the man who was killed when a tire hit his car on Sunrise Highway in West Babylon.

David Dorazio, 60, of Lindenhurst, was headed west in a 1998 Saturn sedan Thursday when the tire struck his car at about 2:15 p.m. near Hubbards Path, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

After hitting the Saturn, the tire struck a 2000 Chevrolet SUV driven by Mary DiFranco, 61, of Lindenhurst, police said.

DiFranco and a passenger, Irene Sciame, 61, of Lindenhurst, were not injured, police said.

According to the state Department of Transportation’s website, the tire came from a tractor trailer on Route 231, which crosses over Sunrise Highway.

But in a release, Suffolk police did not say where the tire came from and asked for the public’s help in providing its original location and any other details about the crash.

Sean DiFranco, 31, a son of the SUV driver, said his mother told him she and Sciame were going home after visiting a friend when the tire smashed into the front grill and hood of her Geo Tracker.

Sean DiFranco said he hoped investigators find some video surveillance along Sunrise Highway so they could learn what happened.

Detectives ask anyone with information to call 631-854-8152.

With William Murphy

CORRECTION: Irene Sciame's name was misspelled in earlier versions of this story.

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