Long Island Police Detective Dies in Parkway Crash

Nassau County Det. Alfred A. Samaniego died in the crash on the Northern State Parkway

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    A Long Island police detective died when his vehicle slammed into a tractor trailer truck on an exit ramp of the Northern State Parkway early Wednesday, authorities say.

    Nassau County Det. Alfred A. Samaniego was driving a 2011 GMC Acadia Denali westbound on the Glen Cove Road exit ramp of the parkway just before 1 a.m. when he crossed over the northbound lanes and hit a U.S. mail tractor-trailer truck, police said.

    The truck was going southbound on Glen Cove Road in Carle Place. 

    Samaniego was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt, police said. 

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