Update: Child Dies in Fort Salonga Crash

Three-car accident along Pulaski Road Saturday evening results in Manhattan child's death.

Seven people were injured, one fatally, in a three-car accident along Pulaski Road in Fort Salonga Saturday evening, Suffolk County Police said. 

Gregory Henig, 53, of Holbrook, was driving his 2005 Honda southbound on Meadow Glen Road when police said his vehicle struck a 2008 Honda, driven by Jennifer Snyder, 41, of Huntington Station, which was travelling westbound on Pulaski Road. 

Snyder's car then struck an eastbound 1994 Buick driven by David Deleon, 30, of Brentwood, according to police. The crash happened at approximately 6:42 p.m.

Snyder and two passengers in her vehicle, sister Emily Snyder, 29, and Emily’s son Finn Egan, 4, were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. Finn Egan, of Manhattan, was pronounced dead at 10:36 p.m.

Henig was transported to Huntington Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Deleon was transported to Huntington Hospital and released. Two passengers in his vehicle were transported to St. Catherine of Sienna Medical Center and released.

There is no traffic signal at the intersection of Pulaski and Meadow Glen roads.

Police said as of Sunday afternoon the investigation is ongoing.

All three vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing. Suffolk Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452. All calls will be kept confidential.  

The crash marked the third fatal accident of the weekend in Suffolk. A Friday night was found dead in Lake Ronkonkoma and a on the Great South Bay Saturday morning. 

Linda Otta July 01, 2012 at 02:16 PM
CLOSE THE BLOG!!!!!!!!!! It should have been closed from the get-go and the editors of the Patch showed EXTREMELY BAD JUDGEMENT in allowing this. The editors shut down commentary when "civil discourse" happens over much less. This is a personal tragedy and the Mother does not need to hear how she is wrong and have people passing judgement, let alone a blog that will live on in eternity in cyber space whenever her name is googled. SHUT IT DOWN AND REMOVE THE COMMENTS IMMEDIATELY!. ONLY SHE has to live with this the rest of her life. Don't you think from now until she is gone she will forever question "why did I go out that day" "what if I didn't go with them" "why didn't I take my own car" and EVERY OTHER DETAIL? Including the lack of car seat? Come on people and have a heart! BAD judgement Patch editors! SHUT IT DOWN AND REMOVE COMMENTARY. If this woman ends up committing suicide I hope all the posters here, and the editors are held responsible for allowing this to take place.
Dixie July 01, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Ever wonder what is really wrong with our country? Too many people have too much time to sit back and pass judgement on other people. This is a very tragic situation and a mother has lost a child!!! Really people!! You don't have anything better to do than sit and crucify this poor mother?? You were not there, you do not have all the facts and I bet you that there is not one of you that is slinging this garbage at this poor mom that is perfect or has not made mistakes themselves. If you have so much time on your hands for such negativity and hurtfullness, why not turn that around and put that energy to good use. How about taking the time that it took to post negative comments to this poor mother and write to your congressman with such harshness. There are plenty of other areas that need your attention, like elders choosing between food and medicine, parents not being able to feed their children because a parent lost their job to our wonderful economy. What, that doesn't fire you up, or is it easier to attack a grieving mother? Shame on the editors for allowing this kind of attack to go on for so long. My heart goes out to Emily and her family. You are in my prayers.
dennis July 01, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Amber July 02, 2012 at 02:24 AM
This is a terrible tragedy and I feel so sad for little Finn and his family. However, nobody reading can say whether pr not he would have survived in a car seat. Attacking her and posting mean spirited comments needs to stop. The mother should not be blamed, and she is the one at the greatest loss here. That being said, I have a 4 year old who I thought was big enough for a booster. After reading about this accident, I went and bought two new 5 point harness car seats for our cars. So although Finn will not be brought back to this world, this tragedy has influenced myself and I am sure many other parents to provide better safety for our own children. Go to www.kyledavidmiller.org, this article in combination with Kyle's video is what really influenced me to go back to harness car seats. Rest in peace little Finn, and may his family, especially his parents, be surrounded by love and support, and someday find peace.
FYI July 02, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Amber. Great link. Thank you for posting a positive initiative produced to educate all of us to help prevent future tragedies of this nature.


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