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East Rockaway man dies after SUV crashes into Jones Beach welcome structure


An East Rockaway man died after his sport utility vehicle crashed into the Jones Beach State Park welcome structure on Saturday afternoon.

According to police, Howard Solomon, 72, was driving south on the Wantagh State Parkway at about 4:17 p.m. when he crashed his 2017 Chevrolet Equinox. He was pronounced dead at the center median.

There was no one else in the car at the time, police said. Police are investigating the cause of the crash and request anyone with information to call 631) 756-3300.