Two people died when a Boar’s Head box truck crashed into an overpass on the eastbound side of the Long Island Expressway early Monday in North Hills, the Nassau County Police Department said.
Around 5:05 a.m., a box truck with Boar’s Head branding was traveling on the LIE near exit 36 when it left the roadway and struck the overpass for Shelter Rock Road. In addition to police, the 3rd and 5th companies of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department, as well as the department’s ambulance unit, responded to the scene.
The driver and passenger of the box truck, both male, were pronounced deceased at the scene by police medics. Their names and places of origin have not yet been revealed.
The crash closed the expressway’s eastbound side between the New Hyde Park Road and Shelter Rock Road exits for several hours. Police said an investigation is ongoing.
A spokeswoman for Boar’s Head told Newsday that the truck belonged to Top Shelf Provisions, an independent authorized purveyor based in Northport. Nobody at the company could be reached, Newsday reported.