Van Wyck Expressway reopens after deadly crash

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QUEENS – Southbound lanes of the Van Wyck Expressway have reopened following a deadly crash early Wednesday that snarled traffic for hours.

Police had closed off a portion of the highway between Exit 8/Union Turnpike and Exit 11/Jewel Avenue due to the investigation.

The closures began about 5:30 a.m. and the roadway was reopened three hours later.

The deceased victim has not been identified.