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Lloyd Harbor’s Robert Murphy Injured in LIE 35-Car Accident

A multiple-vehicle accident  occurred yesterday on the Long Island Expressway when a man driving a tractor-trailer heading east struck several cars and created a chain-reaction crash involving 35 vehicles. The tractor-trailer, which was carrying storm debris, and two additional vehicles caught fire. Robert Murphy, age 57, was one of more than 30 people injured in the crash that occurred in Shirley. Murphy is in critical condition with a head injury at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue.   A Blue Point woman, 68, was killed in the crash.

Suffolk County Police is investigating the crash.


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