ABC Channel 7 New York News reported recently that a major motor vehicle accident occurred along the Long Island Expressway near North Hills on the morning of Monday, April 5, 2021 that killed two people and shut down traffic on portions of the major arterial highway for more than eight hours.
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According to officials with the Nassau County Police Department, the incident took place between 5:00 a.m. and 5:10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, April 5, 2021 along the eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway at the Shelter Rock Road overpass in North Hills. A delivery box truck reportedly crashed directly into a bridge abutment and rolled onto its side, killing the driver and sole passenger, both men. Video from the incident showed massive damage to the box truck.
All eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway were closed at New Hyde Park Road as police units investigated and work crews worked to clean up the wreckage and ensure the highway was safe to reopen. The roadways eventually reopened around 1:00 p.m.
The Nassau County Police Homicide squad is investigating the incident, and detectives are asking anyone that witnessed the crash to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call the Homicide Squad at 516-573-7788. All callers will remain anonymous.