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Police: Man dies after crashed car hit by FedEx cargo truck on LIE

A FedEx cargo truck, rear, was involved in

A FedEx cargo truck, rear, was involved in a fatal crash on the Long Island Expressway at exit 60 in Ronkonkoma, Tuesday night, May 4, 2021. Credit: Christopher Sabella

A minor collision that led two drivers to stop their cars Tuesday night on the Long Island Expressway ended with the death of one after he got back in his sedan — that then was hit by a FedEx cargo truck, Suffolk police said.

Stephen Neville, 29, of Lake Ronkonkoma, was pronounced dead at the scene in Ronkonkoma.

He was driving a 2018 Honda sedan east on the LIE about 11:35 p.m., police said, when it collided with a 2017 Nissan sedan driven by Xavier Rodriguez, 19, of Centereach.

The crash occurred as they both tried to take Exit 60, police said.

Neville, according to the police, stopped his car in the center lane; Rodriguez came to a halt on the exit ramp.

Both men got out of their cars and found neither was injured, police said.

Neville got back into his Honda, police said, but was ejected after the FedEx truck struck his car.

Naim Khan, 29, of Richmond Hill, Queens, who was driving the truck, was not injured, the police said.

The other driver was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with minor injuries.

The cargo truck was returned to its owner after clearing safety checks that the Honda and Nissan now will undergo, the police said.

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