Tractor-Trailer Fatally Strikes Driver On LIE

Oscar Reyes-Contereras, 37, of Levittown was killed after he was struck by a tractor trailer on the Long Island Expressway in Plainview, officials said.


Reyes-Contereras had been driving on the Long Island Expressway near exit 45 when he lost control of his vehicle. The 2007 Ford Mustang struck a guardrail, re-entered the roadway and was then struck by a tractor trailer, police said.


When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found Reyes-Contereras pinned inside the vehicle. They were able to extricate the victim and transport him to a local hospital. He was in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital, but he was later pronounced dead.

The tractor trailer driver, a 45-year-old man whose identity has not been released, stayed at the scene. The truck passed a brake and safety inspection. No arrests are charges have been made.


For grieving families, it’s important that a full investigation be conducted. For that, a wise first step is to discuss the matter with a legal professional experienced in car accidents.


The attorneys at Morgan Levine Dolan have recovered millions of dollars for those who have been injured or killed in a car accident or any other type of incident involving motor vehicles. If a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident, please contact Jared Levine of Morgan Levine Dolan at 212-785-5115 today.


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