MOUNT SINAI – County Road 83 and Route 25A, Mount Sinai / Friday, August 29, 2014 at 2:25 a.m. Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a Mount Sinai man early this morning.
Shepard, 18, of 11 Guardian Drive, was transported by members of the Miller Place Fire Department to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The passenger, Michael Power, 49, of 6 Harmony Drive, Port Jefferson Station, was also transported by ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Following a preliminary investigation, detectives have determined that excessive speed was an apparent factor in the crash
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.