WOODBURY – Members of the New York State Police along with the State Park Police responded to a one car motor vehicle accident on State Route 6 (Long Mountain Parkway) in the Town of Woodbury at 1:30 p.m.
The operator of the vehicle, who police identified as Frank Farina, age 42 of Stony Point, appeared to have suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, said authorities, who did not disclose if the gunshot wound was self inflicted.
The vehicle then crossed the double yellow center line, left the roadway, and struck a rock embankment.
The passenger, Jennifer Farina age 42 also of Stony Point, was transported by ambulance and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Frank Farina was also transported by ambulance to Orange Regional Medical Center and was pronounced deceased by the emergency room physician.
Frank Farina was an off-duty Rockland County Sheriff Deputy (Corrections Division) at the time of the incident, said authorities.
The investigation remains ongoing.