Update (9:55 p.m.): A Manorville man died after police believe he suffered a medical event while driving on the Long Island Expressway, leading to an accident that resulted in his Jeep overturning.
William Thomas, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, according to Suffolk County police.
Mr. Thomas was driving a 2014 Jeep Patriot westbound on the LIE, just east of Exit 70, when it veered off the road at approximately 4:50 p.m., police said.
A 55-year-old Riverhead woman who was a passenger in the Jeep was not injured, police said.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.
Original Post: Suffolk County Police detectives are investigating a crash on the Long Island Expressway that resulted in the road being closed from Manorville into Calverton Tuesday evening, according to police.
A Jeep Liberty ran off the road while headed west and overturned in Manorville, police said. The driver was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition. A passenger was uninjured, police said.
Police closed the LIE from exits 70 to 73 while investigating. Riverhead police said they were assisting Suffolk police. Police were also blocking traffic southbound on Edwards Avenue from Route 25.
Photo caption: Police investigate the accident Tuesday. (Credit: Stringer News)