For Immediate Release
Friday, August 09, 2019
Incident: Man Killed in Construction Crew Incident
Location: 617 North Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Station
Date/Time: Friday, August 9, 2019 at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating an incident, involving a motor vehicle crash, that killed one man and injured two other men.


Bryan Masem was driving his 2016 Chevy pickup truck southbound on Bicycle Path, when he passed a construction crew that had a cable guide wire lying on the ground across the roadway near 617 North Bicycle Path at approximately 1:30 p.m.


The construction crew was preparing to hoist the wire into place above the roadway.  As Masem’s vehicle passed over the wire it became entangled with the undercarriage of the truck pulling the wire taut and causing the truck to flip. Three construction workers on the ground became entangled in the cable and dragged.


Arthur Oldakowski, 22, of 6029 56th Ave., Maspeth, was transported to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was pronounced dead. Rodrigo Corrales, 50, of 11021 58th Ave., Corona was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is in critical but stable condition. Anes Music, 23, of 7818 82nd St., Glendale, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with minor injuries. Masem, 41, of 37 Private Road, Yaphank, was not injured.


The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.


Anyone who may have information about this crash is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 19-446915
Suffolk County Police Department

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