Driver killed in crash on LIE in Jericho

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A 47-year-old man was killed early Friday in a one-vehicle crash that closed the Long Island Expressway in Jericho for more than three hours, police said.

Nassau County police said the man was driving a black Nissan sport utility vehicle east on the LIE at about 3:37 a.m., when he lost control, hit the center median and then continued across all four lanes striking a wall.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:11 a.m., police said. Identification is being withheld pending family notification.

There is no criminality suspected at this time, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

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All eastbound lanes were closed at Exit 41 from about 4 a.m. to 7 a.m., police said.

When traffic was restored, the right lane remained closed for about another 40 minutes as the accident investigation was completed.

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