Babylon, NY- New York State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Monday afternoon along the Southern State Parkway in Suffolk County. Officials say two vehicles, a White Jeep Cherokee and a stolen Range Rover were driving erratically in and out of traffic along the eastbound Southern State Parkway near exit 38 when they caused a multi-vehicle auto accident involving a Toyota Prius and a Mitsubishi Outlander. Police say during the crash, which happened at approximatley 3:17pm, the Range Rover crashed off the road into the woods, the Outlander struck a tree and then overturned and the Prius struck a cement barrier. The driver of the Outlander, Richard A. Riggs of Holbrook, died of injuries at the scene. Detectives say two people from inside the Range Rover, left the accident scene in the White Jeep Cherokee. Anyone with information is asked to call New York State Police Troop L at631-756-3300.
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