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Man Seriously Injured In Crash Between Van, Box Truck On Long Island Expressway

The Long Island Expressway in Melville.
The Long Island Expressway in Melville. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A man was seriously injured in a crash between a van and box truck on the Long Island Expressway.

It happened near Exit 50 in Melville on Monday, Sept. 30 at approximately 10:40 a.m., Suffolk County Police said.

Jeffrey Browne, 30, of East Islip, was driving a 2018 black Ford van eastbound when the van struck the rear of a 2007 Freightliner box truck stopped in traffic in the eastbound lane.

Browne was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck, Roberto Delgado-Aaraujo, 48, from Newark, New Jersey, was not injured.

A safety check was conducted on the truck at the scene and released. The van was impounded for a safety check.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

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