Long Island Expressway Crash Leaves One Dead and 33 Injured

12/20/2012
All lanes of the Long Island Expressway (NY) reopened Thursday following a chain reaction of fiery crashes that killed one person and injured 33 others, reports the Associated Press. Police said a tractor-trailer smashed into several vehicles about 70 miles east of New York City, setting off a series of accidents that left nearly three dozen vehicles strewn across several hundred yards of the eastbound lanes. At least three vehicles, including the tractor-trailer, which was carrying storm debris, caught fire and smoldered into the early evening, a fire official said. The westbound lanes reopened before Thursday’s morning rush hour. Despite its remote location far from the city, the clo...

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