Man, 73, dies in Jericho crash

Nassau County police and Jericho Fire Departments at

Nassau County police and Jericho Fire Departments at the scene of a fatal accident on Jericho Turnpike in Jericho. (June 3, 2013) (Credit: Joseph C. Sperber)

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A 73-year-old man died Monday after a multivehicle accident in Jericho, authorities said.

He was one of several people taken to Nassau University Medical Center after two cars collided on westbound Jericho Turnpike and one of the vehicles hit a box truck stopped at a red light, a Jericho fire official said.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital, Nassau police said. His name was not released.

The crash happened about 10 a.m., near Simpson Street, the fire official said. Jericho Fire Department ambulances took two of the injured, the fire official said.

The cause of the accident and other details could not be immediately obtained Monday night, but police said the crash remains under investigation.

Police plan to release more details of the accident Tuesday.

Also, as firefighters, police ambulances and officers rescued the victims, two drivers on Jericho Turnpike heading east were gawking at the accident when they crashed into each other, the fire department said. They were not seriously injured, a fire official said.

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