The Wantagh Fire Department along with NCPD ESU responded to...

The Wantagh Fire Department along with NCPD ESU responded to the Wantagh State Parkway where a vehicle appaently lost control and left the road striking a tree in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 7, 2022. Credit: TNT Photography/PHILIP LONIGRO

A man driving a pickup truck headed north on Wantagh State Parkway died Saturday when he crashed into a tree on the parkway near Sunrise Highway in Wantagh, state police said.

Police said the driver was speeding in the rain about 2 a.m. when he lost control and drove off the road into a tree. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Police closed all northbound lanes of the highway while they cleared the scene. All lanes were reopened by 5 a.m., police said.

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