Sheriff deputy dies of gunshot to head while behind the wheel

State Police are investigating the death of an off-duty Rockland County Sheriff Deputy.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., 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.  The operator of the vehicle, Frank Farina, 42, of Stony Point, appeared to have suffered a single gun shot wound to the head.  The vehicle then crossed the double yellow center line, left the roadway, and struck a rock embankment.  The passenger, Jennifer Farina, 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.  The investigation remains ongoing.