Two Killed in Box Truck Accident on Long Island Expressway in New Hyde Park
Where: The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway in New Hyde Park on Long Island, New York.
What Happened: A box truck allegedly drove off the side of the road and slammed into an overpass support wall.
- Driver of box truck
- Passenger in box truck
- Driver of box truck, killed
- Passenger in box truck, killed
On or about Monday, April 5th, 2021, around 5:05 in the morning, a single-vehicle box truck accident left two people dead. Officials from the NYSP said the accident happened on the eastbound side of the Long Island Expressway in the New Hyde Park area of Long Island, New York.
Troopers from the State Police said two as-of-yet unidentified people were killed when the box truck they were in allegedly veered out of the eastbound lanes and crashed into the Shelter Rock Road overpass. Both occupants in the truck were pronounced dead of their injuries after the accident. Police did not mention any other vehicles in their preliminary report.
New Hyde Park is nestled just east of Queens on Long Island, according to Google Maps.
Police hope to release the findings of their investigation as soon as they become available.
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