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Fatal Crash Closes LIE

Eastbound traffic closed after Exit 65 for seven hours after a terrible accident where a man was ejected from his car.

A man was killed when his Toyota Scion collided with a pickup truck just east of Exit 65 on the Long Island Expressway around 8:25 p.m. Tuesday.

Driver Salvatore Gianni, of Ridge, crossed the median, colliding with the pick-up truck. He was ejected from the car.

Gianni was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:50 p.m. No one from the pick-up or a third automobile that collided with debris from the incident was injured.

Traffic was forced off the LIE at Exit 65 until 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigations into the causes of the incident were still ongoing, said Chief Kneitel of the Suffolk County Sheriff's department.

linda Jones December 24, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Everyone drives too damn FAST on the Expressway...at least 20 miles OVER the Speed Limit.....and the Trucks do the same...i ride the service road now to avoid the SPEEDING "Convoys" aka TRUCKERS and Intoxicated SPEEDO DRIVERS!!!!!!

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