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.

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


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