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Patchogue man, 31, killed in William Floyd Parkway crash

The William Floyd Parkway was closed in both

The William Floyd Parkway was closed in both directions Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2018, on the Mastic-Shirley border after a serious accident, Suffolk County police said. Credit: James Carbone

A Patchogue man died early Monday in an accident that closed all lanes of the William Floyd Parkway for hours on the Mastic-Shirley border, Suffolk County police said.

Ali Gaith, 31, was driving a 2006 BMW sedan south on the parkway when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole about 2:15 a.m., police said.

Gaith was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

The one-vehicle accident resulted in the closing of the parkway in both directions between Northern Boulevard and Montauk Highway, police said.

The southbound lanes reopened at 8:30 a.m., and the northbound lanes were reopened as of 10:30 a.m., police said.

Mastic Boulevard also was closed in both directions at that location for several hours, police said.

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