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Malverne High School alumnus dies in car crash


Malverne High School alumnus Isaiah Polite died in a car crash on the Wantagh State Parkway on Monday morning. According to police, state troopers responded to a report of an overturned vehicle on the Wantagh State Parkway near the eastbound ramp of the Northern State Parkway at approximately 3:28 a.m.

When the police arrived, state troopers saw a 2000 Honda Accord overturned in the woods where they found the driver, Polite, of Rockville Centre, and passenger, Mashalam Duvivier, of Westbury, dead. An early investigation from state troopers showed that the vehicle exited the parkway at a high-speed rate, struck a guardrail, became airborne, and then hit a light pole and a large tree.

Polite, 21, who was a transgender woman, graduated from Malverne High School in 2015. She received several tributes on her social media accounts after her death.

This story will be updated.