Driver dies after car struck by FedEx truck on Long Island Expressway


RONKONKOMA, LONG ISLAND, NY – A driver died when his car was struck by a FedEx truck on the Long Island Expressway just a short time after he had been involved in a previous accident, reports Newsday.

The victim was identified as 29-year-old Stephen Neville of Lake Ronkonkoma. Suffolk County Police said he was driving a Honda sedan on the LIE at about 11:35 p.m. Tuesday night when he got into a minor accident with a Nissan sedan as both drivers were trying to get off at Exit 60 in Ronkonkoma.

The two drivers stopped and exited their vehicles to check on each other. Neville then got back into his car, which he had stopped in the center lane. It was at that point that his vehicle was hit by the cargo truck and Neville was ejected, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver, 29-year-old Naim Khan of Queens, was not hurt. The driver of the Nissan, 19-year-old Xavier Rodriguez of Centereach, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Police said the two cars and the cargo truck would all undergo safety checks as the investigation into the crash continues.

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