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  Posted by James Brierton
  March - 3 - 2012 0 Comments

Long Island Expressway reopened after crash

Commack, NY ( – A motorist stranded after his car ran out of gas on the Long Island Expressway in Commack was struck and killed by a passing vehicle Saturday evening.

Police say Aaron Thomas left his car parked near the entrance ramp between the Expressway and Commack Road and was returning to it with gas around 8 p.m. when he was struck by Kelly Hinlicky. Hinlicky, 24, of Amityville, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet that was entering the Expressway on the ramp.

Thomas, 19, also of Amityville, was transported to Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.

The roadway has been reopened.

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