The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3 and 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to the westbound Long Island Expressway between Shelter Rock and New Hyde Park Roads for an MVA with entrapment and fire. Units arrived to a pickup which had crashed into the rear of a dump truck and was fully engulfed, with the fire communicating to the dump truck. All six companies operated at the scene, along with Engine 173 from New Hyde Park. The LIE remained closed for several hours as a result of the accident. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene.
– Fire News photo by Lee Genser