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LIE wrong-way driver killed in crash identified

One person died in a two vehicle crash

One person died in a two vehicle crash in the westbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway near Exit 41 in Jericho. Nassau County police investigator working on the scene. (July 29, 2012) Credit: Jim Staubitser

The wrong-way driver on the Long Island Expressway, killed Sunday in a head-on crash in Jericho, has been identified as a Flanders man, Nassau County police said Wednesday.

Gustavo Palma, 23, whose 2008 Honda Civic slammed into a 2012 Mercedes-Benz driven by Joe DeGuardia, 49, of Westchester County, was pronounced dead at the scene at Exit 41 of the westbound LIE.

DeGuardia, a boxing promoter, survived the 4:15 a.m. crash.

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