Fatal crash takes place on Northern State Parkway

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A fatal accident occurred west of exit 29 on the Northern State Parkway. (Google Maps)

One person was killed in a collision on the Northern State Parkway on Tuesday morning, state police said.

The New York State Police said they were investigating a two-car collision that occurred around 9 a.m. in the eastbound lanes just west of exit 29, leading to Roslyn Road, East Hills and Albertson.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the collision occurred when a 2016 Jeep Wrangler traveling eastbound, struck the rear of a 2017 Dodge Durango traveling in the right lane,” state police said in a statement. “The impact caused the Jeep to leave the roadway onto the right shoulder before striking a tree and subsequently catching on fire.”

The operator of the Jeep died at the scene, police said.

Neither the driver of the Durango nor the driver of the Jeep has been identified.

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