VALLEY STREAM, NY (AP) – A New York City police officer has been killed in a one-car crash on Long Island.

The NYPD says Sgt. Anthony Johnson died early Sunday morning.

Nassau County police say Johnson’s Jeep Cherokee crashed into a tree and burst into flames on Sunrise Highway in Valley Stream at around 3 a.m.

Firefighters discovered Johnson’s body after extinguishing the blaze.

The 32-year-old officer lived in West Babylon.

The NYPD says Johnson worked out of the 114th Precinct in Queens.

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