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LIE crash in Plainview kills Levittown driver, police say

A motorist died after police said he lost

A motorist died after police said he lost control of his car near Exit 45 on the Long Island Expressway on March 28, 2016. The accident closed two lanes of the eastbound LIE during the morning commute. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A Levittown man was killed Monday when he lost control of his muscle car, crashed into a guardrail and then was struck by a truck on the Long Island Expressway in Plainview, Nassau police said.

The 7:45 a.m. crash killed Oscar Reyes-Contereras, 37, who was heading east at Exit 45, Manetto Hill Road, when he lost control of his 2007 Ford Mustang. His car then re-entered the travel lanes and was hit by a tractor-trailer rig.

Reyes-Contereras was declared dead at a hospital shortly after 8:40 a.m.

The crash delayed eastbound travel for more than three hours, according to a state transportation website.

The truck’s driver, a 45-year-old man, was not identified by police, but officials said in a news release the tractor-trailer passed a brake and safety inspection at scene. Police said no criminality was suspected.

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