Police: Teen dies after car slams into tree on Southern State

Police and fire crews responded to a fatal crash on the Southern State Parkway Saturday night.
It happened just before midnight in Babylon.
Police say 17-year-old Joseph Bertolino, of East Meadow, lost control of a 1999 Honda Accord eastbound on the parkway, east of New Highway.
They say the vehicle traveled onto the right shoulder striking a light pole and a tree.
Bertolino was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Police say speed may have played a factor.