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Man Killed When Compact SUV Crashes Into Cement Pillar On LI Expressway

The eastbound Long Island Expressway at Half Hollow Road in Melville.
The eastbound Long Island Expressway at Half Hollow Road in Melville. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A 47-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on the Long Island Expressway.

The crash happened on the eastbound side at Half Hollow Road in Melville at about 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

Jhonny Barros-Chauca, of Bay Shore, was driving a 2015 Honda CR-V when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a cement pillar at Half Hollow Road, Suffolk County Police said.

Barros-Chauca was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

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