NY Deputy Found Shot Dead in Wrecked Car: Police

An off-duty Rockland County sheriff's deputy suffered a fatal gunshot wound while driving in his car with his wife Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

State Police said 42-year-old Frank Farina, of Stony Point, was pronounced dead at Orange Regional Medical Center on Tuesday after officers responding to a single-car crash on state Route 6 in Woodbury found him with a single gunshot wound to his head. 

His wife, 42-year-old Jennifer Farina, was also in the car, which crossed the double yellow line, left the road and hit a rock embankment. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Farina was a member of the Rockland County Sheriff's Office's Corrections Division for more than 10 years.

It's not clear what led to the shooting, and police haven't said whether the gunshot was self-inflicted. 

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