LONG ISLAND — Two people are dead after a Boar’s Head truck crashed early Monday on the Long Island Expressway, causing extensive traffic delays through the morning.
According to officials, the box truck was traveling eastbound on the Long Island highway, near Exit 36, when it left the roadway around 5 a.m. and struck the overpass for Shelter Rock Road.
The truck’s driver and sole passenger, both men, were pronounced dead at the scene by a Nassau County Police medic, authorities said.
The crash resulted in all eastbound lanes being closed and traffic backups in both directions of the highway into the morning.
Eastbound traffic was being diverted off the highway to a service road.