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Police: Patchogue Man Dies In Car Crash

Two female passengers also injured in Sunday collision.

A Patchogue man was killed and two female passengers were injured in a Sunday morning car crash, said Suffolk County Police.

Colin Garbett, 22, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu westbound on the north service road of Sunrise Highway east of Waverly Avenue when he lost control of the car, struck a fence and grass median, and overturned onto the express portion of the roadway around 1:32 a.m., police said.

Garbett was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office, police said.

Colleen Malia, 22 of Oakdale, and Nicole Wilk, 20 of Bohemia, both passengers in the car, were transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center by the North Patchogue Fire Department Rescue Squad. They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the investigation is continuing, and anyone with information on the crash are asked to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

Update 11:25 a.m.: The last name of Colin Garbett was originally misspelled as Garret in the police's original announcement. It has since been corrected.

Michael Sorrentino March 04, 2013 at 03:49 PM
C Alevas: Just wrote into police to confirm that. I did just find his facebook page with RIP messages under that last name. Will update once I have confirmation from official sources. Either way, definitely sad.
Michael Sorrentino March 04, 2013 at 04:28 PM
Confirmed and updated
Catherine Lee Jones March 04, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Wasn't a police at that accident hit by drunk driver that same night
Michael Sorrentino March 04, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Catherine: This incident was early Sunday morning at 1:15 a.m., the police accident was the same day but around 7 p.m. at night. More info here: http://patchogue.patch.com/articles/police-drunk-driver-injures-officer-in-patchogue-crash-02bf771c
lorraine dibella March 17, 2013 at 01:10 AM
It is sad how we only heard on the news about the cop that was rear ended and nothing about this kid that lost his life.


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