Man Seriously Injured in Crash on the LIE

An East Islip man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning on the Long Island Expressway in Melville, Suffolk police said.

Jeffrey Browne, 30, was driving a 2018 black Ford van east on the LIE, near exit 50, about 10:40 a.m. when the van struck the rear of a 2007 freightliner box truck stopped in traffic in the eastbound lane.

Browne was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck, Roberto Delgado-Aaraujo, 48, from Newark, N.J., was not injured.

A safety check was conducted on the truck at the scene and released. The van was impounded for a safety check.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.


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