Bay Shore Resident Brian Nieves Fatally Injured in Hauppauge Car Accident on I-495

A devastating car accident on Interstate 495 in Hauppauge has claimed the life of Brian Nieves, a resident of Bay Shore, New York. The collision, involving a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a tractor-trailer, occurred in the early morning hours. Details surrounding the incident and the ongoing investigation shed light on this tragic event.

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The Fatal Crash on I-495

At approximately 3:15 a.m. on Monday, June 12, a fatal crash took place in the westbound lanes of I-495 in Hauppauge. According to the Suffolk County Police, Brian Nieves was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee in the middle westbound lane when it collided with the rear end of a tractor-trailer near Exit 56.

Tragic Outcome and Investigation

Brian Nieves, who was the sole occupant of the Jeep, was ejected from the vehicle upon impact and tragically succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 55-year-old man from Medford, escaped unharmed.

Suffolk County Police’s Motor Carrier Section officers conducted a safety check on the tractor-trailer, and the Jeep was impounded for further examination. The investigation into the circumstances of the crash is underway to determine the factors contributing to the collision.

Traffic Impact and Reopening

As authorities conducted their investigation, the crash necessitated the closure of all westbound lanes of I-495 between Exit 57 and Exit 56 for several hours. This closure caused significant traffic disruptions in the area. However, the affected section of the highway has since reopened, allowing traffic to flow normally.

Seeking Information

The Suffolk County Police Department is urging anyone with information regarding the crash to come forward. Individuals who may have witnessed the incident or have relevant details are encouraged to contact the agency at 631-854-8452. Cooperation from the public can aid in providing a comprehensive understanding of the events leading to this tragic accident.

Mourning the Loss of Brian Nieves

The Bay Shore community mourns the loss of Brian Nieves, who tragically lost his life in a car accident on I-495. As investigators delve into the details surrounding the collision, the devastating impact of this incident serves as a somber reminder of the importance of road safety. The community joins together in extending heartfelt condolences to Brian Nieves’ family and loved ones during this difficult time.

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