LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a 17-year-old in Brentwood yesterday, October 6, 2015.
Anil John was apparently pulled off the roadway of Crooked Hill Road after having been involved in a minor motor vehicle crash where the other vehicle left the scene. John exited his 2011 Hyundai Sonata and was struck by a southbound 2009 Ford driven by Thomas Stapleton.
Stapleton, 81, of East Northport, was transported by Brentwood Legion Ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, for observation. John, 17, of Islip, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
Anil John was a student at Suffolk Community College. On Twitter, Suffolk Community College paid their respect to the family and friends of John.
We mourn the death of our student Anil John. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family and friends during this very sad and difficult time.
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