Nassau County

Deadly Crash Closes All Eastbound Lanes on Stretch of LIE in Woodbury

A car accident in Nassau County left one person dead and closed an eastbound stretch of the Long Island Expressway Friday morning, police said.

The lanes reopened around around 6 a.m., hours after the Nassau County highway patrol responded to the crash in Woodbury around midnight. 

The crash involved a sedan and a pickup truck, and police said a person was thrown from one of the vehicles when it hit a guardrail. He or she was pronounced dead at the scene. 

All eastbound lanes of the LIE remained closed between exits 44 and 45 until about 6 a.m. 

Police set up at exit 44S and were forcing drivers to exit at the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway. 

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