Police: 1 dead, 1 seriously injured following head-on crash in Smithtown

The incident happened Thursday around 9:30 p.m.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2023, 9:38 AM

Updated 372 days ago

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Police tell News 12 a man has died and another person was seriously hurt after a crash in Smithtown.
The incident happened Thursday around 9:30 p.m.
Police say Michael Bittleman, of East Northport, was driving a Nissan down Middle Country Road near Highway Place when the car crossed into the other side of the road. That is when it hit a Mercedes head-on driving the opposite way, police say.
Police say Bittleman died at the hospital.
The driver of the Mercedes, 63-year-old John Zeumer of St. James, was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.


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