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Bay Shore man dies in Long Island Expressway crash, police say

The eastbound Long Island Expressway was closed between

The eastbound Long Island Expressway was closed between exits 49 and 50 Saturday morning due to an accident. Credit: On Scene Photography /Christopher Sabella

A man died Saturday on the Long Island Expressway after losing control of his 2015 Honda CR-V and crashing into a cement pillar near eastbound Exit 49 in Melville, Suffolk police said.

Jhonny Barros-Chauca, 47, of Bay Shore, was pronouced dead at the scene, located near Half Hollow Road, police said.

The accident occurred around 6 a.m. The highway was closed nearly four hours between Exits 49 and 50, reopening around 10:15 a.m., police said. 

The Honda was impounded for safety checks.

Anyone with information should call 631-854-8252.

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