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Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on Long Island Expressway, Officials Report

John Palmer of Maybrook, 28, was driving westbound when he collided with another vehicle and then an overpass, cops say.

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SCPD are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a man in Ronkonkoma.

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Ronkonkoma, NY - November 7, 2018 - Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a man in Ronkonkoma near exit 60 on the Long Island Expressway on Tuesday, November 6.
John Palmer was operating a 2014 Freightliner Truck westbound when it collided with a 2006 Kia Sportage being operated by Brendan Appold. Palmer’s truck then veered off the road and stuck the overpass at approximately 12:15 p.m. Palmer, 28, of Maybrook, New York was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
Appold, 30, of Holtsville, was uninjured and remained at the scene.
Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.