The Homicide Squad reports the details of a Fatal Vehicular Accident that occurred at 11:33pm on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 in Plainview.
According to Detectives, an occupied 1999 Ford Explorer was stopped on the Long Island Expressway in the westbound HOV lane at exit 48 in Plainview when the rear of the vehicle was struck by a 2018 Kia Sportage travelling in the same direction. Upon impact the 1999 Ford Explorer caught fire and became fully engulfed in flames. The sole occupant of that vehicle, a male victim, 89, of Oceanside was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Kia Sportage a male, 36, of Miller Place was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of a head laceration and is listed in stable condition.
The investigation is ongoing.
Details by: D/Capt. Fitzpatrick / Homicide Sqd. 10/26/22/0438/7990