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Queens man critically hurt in Deer Park car crash, cops say

Vijay Maraj, 29, of South Richmond Hill, has

Vijay Maraj, 29, of South Richmond Hill, has died from injuries he sustained when he crashed his car into a tree in Deer Park on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A Queens man was critically injured Thursday afternoon when he lost control of the car he was driving and struck a tree in Deer Park, Suffolk police said.

Vijay Maraj, 29, of South Richmond Hill was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore after the 2 p.m. crash on Commack Road near Nicolls Road, First Squad detectives said.

The vehicle, a 2001 Lexus, was impounded for safety checks.

The accident is under investigation, police said. Detectives ask anyone with information to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.

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