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Veteran Long Island police officer killed in 2004 crash on Northern State Parkway

Suffolk County Police Officer Edwin Hernandez
Posted at 8:14 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 14:02:56-04

DIX HILLS, L.I. — Correction: This article initially misreported the year Officer Edwin Hernandez died.

A veteran Long Island police officer and father of two was killed in a highway crash on July 27, 2004.

Suffolk County Police remembered Officer Edwin Hernandez in a tweet Monday — 16 years after his death.

Hernandez, 44, was driving in his squad car westbound on the Northern State Parkway just after midnight in 2004 when the vehicle left the road, collided with a guardrail and crashed into a tree, authorities said.

The deadly crash occurred near the Dix Hills Road overpass in the Dix Hills area.

Hernandez was airlifted to Stony Brook Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the crash, police said.

According to Officer Down Memorial Page, Hernandez had served 19 years with the Suffolk County Police Department and was assigned to the Highway Patrol.

He was survived by his wife and two children, as well as his mother, sister and two nephews.