1 killed, 1 injured in Melville LIE crash

Police tell News 12 Rafael Ortiz, 57, veered off the road just before 7:30 p.m. last night. (4/22/14)

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MELVILLE - A Coram man is grieving the loss of his step-father after a bad crash on the Long Island Expressway. 

Police tell News 12 Rafael Ortiz, 57, veered off the road just before 7:30 p.m. last night. 

Ortiz hit a pole in the westbound lanes near exit 50 in Melville. 

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Ortiz was not seriously hurt, but his step-father Dominic Bottiglieri, 83, of Coram, was killed in the crash. 

It is not clear why Ortiz lost control. 

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