Hauppauge, NY- The Long Island Expressway was shut down just before 5am on Wednesday morning because of a serious crash that happened in the westbound travel lanes in Hauppauge by Exit 57. Suffolk County Police say they got a call of a two-vehicle accident on the westbound LIE in Hauppauge at approximately at 4:05am. One of the two vehicles involved in the crash overturned near the HOV lane, the other, a tow truck went off into the woods. The driver of the two truck was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, was treated for injuries at an area hospital and arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Police say the investigation is ongoing. As of 10:00am, the LIE remains closed westbound at Exit 57/Veterans Memorial Highway.
Photo: The Long Island Expressway in Hauppauge at Exit 57, from INFORM/ NY 511