A Suffolk driving school instructor was killed Monday after losing control of his vehicle and crossing into oncoming traffic on Nesconset Highway in Port Jefferson Station, Suffolk County police said.
According to police, 59-year-old Leonard Sloan of Manorville was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu west on Nesconset Highway when he “apparently lost control of the vehicle and crossed over onto oncoming traffic.” The fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Nesconset Highway and Davis Ave. around 12:55 p.m.
Cops said the Malibu, which was owned by Fitzgerald’s Driving School, struck three vehicles in the eastbound turning lane of Davis Ave. Police said Sloan was a driving instructor for the North Babylon-based company. There were no passengers or students in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Calls to the driving school went unanswered late Monday evening.
Detectives believe that Sloan “may have had a medical event prior to the crash,” a news release said.
Emergency rescue crews from the Terryville Fire Department transported Sloan to St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, where he was pronounced dead. None of the other drivers were injured, said police.
All four vehicles were impounded for safety checks as an investigation continues. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652.