One Driver Dead Following Accident on Long Island Express in Queens - NBC New York

One Driver Dead Following Accident on Long Island Express in Queens

All westbound lanes were shut down near Exit 17 as a result of the crash, backing up traffic for miles

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    52-Year-Old Killed in Crash on Long Island Expressway

    A 52-year-old man died Thursday after he had a medical incident while driving on the westbound lanes of Long Island Expressway in Queens.

    (Published Thursday, June 27, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A 67-year-old man died and another man arrested Thursday after a five-car collision halted traffic on the Long Island Expressway in Queens

    • Six people in the four other vehicles were also injured, police said

    • All westbound lanes were shut down near Exit 17 as a result of the crash, backing up traffic for miles

    A 67-year-old man died and another man arrested Thursday after a five-car collision halted traffic on the Long Island Expressway in Queens at the peak of rush hour, police said.

    According to police, a black Honda SUV driving eastbound veered to the left and flipped over the center divider of the highway, and into oncoming westbound traffic. It was struck by four vehicles near Exit 17 and sat overturned.

    The 67-year-old driver of the SUV was found in critical condition with severe injuries. He was rushed to Elmhurst General Hospital where he died, police said.

    Six people in the four other vehicles were also injured, police said, two of whom refused medical attention. The other four were in stable condition at the hospital.

    The man arrested, 50-year-old George Conroy, was charged for knowingly driving on the highway without a license.

    All westbound lanes were shut down near Exit 17 as a result of the crash, backing up traffic for miles. Chopper footage showed investigators at the scene.

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