Man, 52, Dies in Crash in Melville

A Bronx man died Wednesday after his car crashed on the Long Island Expressway in Melville, Suffok County police said.

James Dawson was driving a Ford E350 van west on the LIE,  just west of exit 49, when his vehicle struck the center median at approximately 4:40 p.m. Dawson, 52, was taken to Plainview Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Suffolk detectives believe Dawson suffered a medical emergency before the crash.

The vehicle is being impounded for a safety check.

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