Nassau Police Officer Killed in Highway Wreck
February 05, 2011
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A Nassau County police officer has died from injuries sustained in a wreck on the Long Island Expressway in New York.
The crash happened just before 11 p.m. Friday.
Nassau County police say the officer was conducting a traffic stop near exit 39 in Old Westbury when the cruiser was struck from behind by another vehicle.
WINS radio is reporting that the officer had to be freed from the wreckage with heavy cutting tools.
The department announced the death Saturday morning. Officials did not immediately release the officer’s name or provide any other details about the crash.
The wreck closed part of the expressway for hours overnight.