Man changing tire on expressway hit, killed

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FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- A antheral was struck and killed portion changing a tyre overnight connected the Long Island Expressway successful Queens.

It happened conscionable aft 12 a.m. Monday adjacent the overpass astatine Main Street disconnected Exit 23 successful Flushing.

Police accidental the 52-year-old motorist had stopped successful the near lane and was changing a tyre erstwhile helium was struck by a passing vehicle.

The unfortunate was taken to New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, wherever helium was pronounced dead.

The operator who deed him stayed astatine the scene, and constabulary accidental determination is nary evident criminality.

The westbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway were closed for respective hours pursuing the crash.

They person since reopened.

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