Police: 1 dead following crash on LIE in Plainview
Police say one person has died following an accident on the Long Island Expressway in Plainview.
According to police, a truck was stopped in the LIE westbound HOV lane at Exit 48 when the rear of the vehicle was struck by another car traveling in the same direction.
Upon impact, the truck caught fire and became fully engulfed in flames.
The sole occupant of that vehicle, an 89-year-old Oceanside man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the car, a 36-year-old Miller Place man, was transported to a hospital for treatment of a head laceration and is listed in stable condition.
The Long Island Expressway was shut down at Exit 48 during the investigation, but has since reopened.