Police: Lake Grove Man Killed in Northern State Parkway Crash

Glenn Sullivan, 50, dies in crash Saturday morning.

A Lake Grove man was killed in a crash on the Northern State Parkway in Nassau County Saturday morning, State Police said. 

Police said Glenn Sullivan, 50, was traveling "at a high rate of speed" when he lost control of a silver Infinity M35X around 9:25 a.m. The vehicle overturned and struck and tree, police said. 

The accident occurred on the westbound side of the parkway west of Round Swamp Road.

Sullivan was s pronounced dead at the scene, police said. 

Stevo February 17, 2014 at 11:07 AM
This is what can happen when you drive too fast!!!! Slow down people!
Nick Metrowsky February 17, 2014 at 02:12 PM
The Northern State Parkway, could not be built today. It would not meet US Highway Safety Standards. Not only are the lanes not wide enough, it has no shoulders, has a curb on the right side of the road, etc. It's meandering path makes it a very dangerous road to drive, especially when wet. It was built, in the 1930s, when Long Island was a rural expanse and people drove a slower speeds. Yes, speeding, and other factors, contributed to this fatal crash. But, the road has been obsolete for decades. While not a gem, the Grand Central Parkway, is an example of what the Northern State should be. The Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway is another example. But, the Northern State remains this way, because of the "NIMBY" factor. That is, if you don't like it, take the LIE and leave the Northern State alone. The problem is, western Suffolk County has too few roads, not enough quality jobs and too many people needed to get to New York City, than the Northern State can handle. It is sad that someone died, because of a highway that was built for a rural area and now one of the largest suburbs in the united States.
KC - Sayville February 18, 2014 at 01:10 PM
It was built to keep the city buses out of Long Island. You can thank Robert Moses for that.
Britannic1 March 05, 2014 at 09:43 AM
To clarify KC-Sayville's statement, the low clearance overpasses, that often snare errant tractor trailers, are what were purposely designed to keep city buses from entering Northern State Parkway and from going to Jones Beach. Moses also routed that parkway around all his friends estates back when it was built. In my opinion, one of the worst features of the LI Parkways are the entry and exit ramps. Yes, it may be an outmoded roadway by today's standards but I would still consider it safe to travel on. Just watch your speed, pay attention to the road and drive defensively.
Notninja March 05, 2014 at 04:55 PM
Please the cars that were around when the Northern State was built were much larger then the cars of today. They also did not brake as well or handle as good. People just cant drive. They are busy being distracted.


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