Police tell wrong parents that son is dead

(AP) - Police on Long Island notified the wrong parents that their son was killed in a car crash.

Alfred and Geri Esposito, of Mastic Beach, were told that theirson Freddy and another passenger were killed in a collision with atractor-trailer in Pennsylvania on Saturday.

But their son was very much alive - and never in the car.

A trooper had found 26-year-old Alfred "Freddy" Esposito IIIdriver's license in the hands of one of the dead men.

When Chris Esposito rushed from work to the Bay Shore house heshared with his brother, he found him there - sound asleep.

The deceased was later identified as 18-year-old Paul Richardsof Santa Cruz, Calif.

The Espositos said they did not know why their son's one-timefrat brother had a duplicate of Freddy's license.

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