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83-year-old man killed in Long Island Expressway crash in Melville

April 22, 2014 6:57:38 AM PDT
An 83-year-old man was killed in a crash on the Long Island Expressway in Suffolk County Monday night.

The victim was identified as Dominic Bottiglieri, of Coram.

Investigators say he was riding in a car with his stepson, 57-year-old Rafael Ortiz, when Ortiz veered off the road and hit a pole in Melville around 7:30 p.m.

No charges have yet been filed.

Ortiz is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check, and the investigation is continuing.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


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