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Fatal Collision: Driver Perishes Striking East Meadow Overpass, According to Authorities

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In East Meadow on the Wantagh Parkway, traffic was brought to a halt early Saturday morning following a fatal accident involving a sport utility vehicle and the Newbridge Road bridge overhead.

Tragedy struck when a Mitsubishi Outlander was involved in a single-vehicle collision that resulted in the death of the driver. State police have confirmed that the incident occurred northbound on the parkway, just north of Exit W3 (Hempstead Turnpike) at approximately 6:12 a.m. The parkway was consequently closed to allow for emergency response and investigation activities.

The individual who sustained fatal injuries in the crash was identified as Jhonson Merilus, 32, from Westbury. Emergency services pronounced the driver dead at the scene. There were no passengers present in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

As of now, further details regarding the cause of the accident or the presence of other involved parties have not been released. Investigations by the proper authorities are ongoing to ascertain the circumstances surrounding this unfortunate event.

The New York State Police urge anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has relevant information to come forward to assist in piecing together the events that led up to the crash.

This incident has once again highlighted safety issues pertaining to roadway travel and has brought into focus the measures that need to be adhered to while driving, especially during the early hours when visibility might be reduced.

Source: Newsday

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