A driver whose car had stopped for the opening of...

A driver whose car had stopped for the opening of the Loop Parkway drawbridge was killed Friday morning when another vehicle struck his car from behind, forcing it into a box truck stopped in front of him, New York State Police said. (Aug. 12, 2011) Credit: Image from News 12

The driver of a truck that slammed into a stopped car Friday morning on the Loop Parkway in Point Lookout, killing the car's driver, was cited for operating at an unsafe speed and following too closely, State Police said.

The victim was identified as Steven Evola, 45, of Selden, who was driving a 1998 Hyundai, police said.

The driver of the Chevrolet utility truck that struck the car was identified by police as John Hollenbeck, 48, of Livingston Manor in upstate Sullivan County. Hollenbeck's truck was registered to Sutphen East, a fire suppression company in White Lake, N.Y., police said.

The crash in the westbound lanes at 7:12 a.m. closed the parkway in both directions. All traffic lanes had been reopened by 2:15 p.m., a New York State Police spokesman, Trooper Frank Bandiero, said.

When Evola, who had stopped for the opening of the Loop Parkway drawbridge over Long Creek, was struck from behind, it forced his car into a box truck that was stopped in front of him, State Police told Newsday.

With John Valenti

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