The Homicide Squad is investigating a fatal auto accident that occurred on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 3:15 AM in North Hills.
According to Detectives, a 1996 dump truck was traveling eastbound, in the right lane of the Long Island Expressway at exit 36, when it was struck from behind by a 2013 Mack Truck (tractor trailer), causing the dump truck to overturn. The dump truck was being operated by a 59-year-old, male white, who was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 4:14 AM by a staff physician due to the injuries sustained during the collision. The Mack Truck was being operated by a 43-year-old male, who remained at scene and was not injured. No criminality is suspected.
The investigation is ongoing.
**UPDATE** Details by: D/Sgt Bertini/Homicide 07/12/22/1732/8348
The 59-year-old victim has been identified as Robert Malone, 59, of West Islip.