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.