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Minor MVA Leads to Fatal Second Crash in Ronkonkoma

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | May 04, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 050521100

RONKONKOMA, NY - Just after 11:30 P.M. on May 4th, a minor accident on the Long Island Expressway, in which both drivers were not injured, suddenly turned deadly. The original accident caused the driver of a white car to spin onto an exit ramp while the other driver's car remained in the express lanes. After speaking with the other driver involved in the accident, the 29-year-old returned to his car and had just entered the driver's seat when his car was struck from behind by a tandem FedEx tractor-trailer, ejecting and throwing him into the roadway where he was pronounced dead. SCPD and detectives closed the expressway for about six or seven hours to investigate the accident. The driver of the second car was transported by Ronkonkoma ambulance with minor injuries. The driver of the FedEx truck was not injured and remained at the scene.

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