Cops: Trucker cited after hitting LIE overpass, leaving scene

A truck driver from Mamaroneck who left the scene of an accident Thursday after striking a Long Island Expressway overpass in Holtsville was caught by police after the driver of a car hit by debris called 911, Suffolk County police said.

Robert Yee, 33, was issued six tickets after a vehicle on his car carrier hit the overpass on the westbound LIE at Waverly Avenue at about 10:30 a.m., police said.

Yee was driving a 2005 International car carrier when a sport utility vehicle on the top of the carrier struck the overpass, police said. Debris from the crash hit a 1997 GMC, driven by C.J. McGuire, police said.


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McGuire, who was driving behind the carrier, and Yee pulled to the side of the road, but Yee then fled the scene, police said. McGuire followed Yee's truck while on the phone with a 911 operator, police said.

Motor Carrier Safety Section Officer David Woodworth pulled the truck over on Express Drive North at Exit 61, police said.

Yee was issued citations for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and operating an over-height vehicle, plus four equipment violations. The truck was towed by its owner, A.P.O.W. Towing of Yonkers. Yee is schedule to appear at First District Court at a later date.

Two vehicles that were attempting to avoid the debris were involved in a crash. No injuries were reported in that accident, police said.

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