Police ID man killed in Brightwaters crash

Police say a driver was killed and his passenger was injured in a crash in Brightwaters early Saturday morning.



Authorities say 25-year-old John Koch III, of Lindenhurst, struck the median on Union Boulevard, then slammed into a pole and crashed into a tree.



Koch was pronounced dead at Southside Hospital.



Police say the woman in the passenger seat suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening.



The cause of the crash is unknown.


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