2 killed when box truck crashes on Long Island Expressway in North Hills

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NORTH HILLS, LONG ISLAND, NY – Police and emergency crews were at the scene of a fatal truck accident that snarled traffic on Long Island Monday morning, reports Newsday.

fatal box truck crash on Long Island Expressway

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The crash happened on the Long Island Expressway near exit 36 in North Hills shortly after 5 a.m. According to Nassau County Police, the driver of a delivery truck was headed east when the vehicle went off the road, hit an overpass for Shelter Rock Road, and rolled onto its side.

The driver and a passenger in the vehicle were both pronounced dead at the scene. They were identified as male but their names were not released.  No other injuries were reported.

The eastbound lanes of the LIE were shut down at New Hyde Park Road for about eight hours while the wreckage was being cleared and police investigated the accident.

The truck had a Boar’s Head logo but a spokeswoman for Boar’s Head Brand told Newsday the vehicle belonged to an independent authorized company.

Anyone who witnessed the crash was asked to contact Nassau County Police Homicide Squad detectives or Crime Stoppers.

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