A 62-year-old man was killed when her truck crashed into an illegally parked tractor trailer in Wading River early Friday morning.

Riverhead Town Police said Daniel Kiernan was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck eastbound on Route 25A when his truck veered from the lane and hit the back of the tractor trailer that was stopped with its hazard lights flashing on the side of the road at 6:20 a.m.

The Selden man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver, 26-year-old DuWayne Tirado of Connecticut, was not injured. He was summonsed for a parking violation.

The truck was making a delivery to a landscaping company at the time. It is registered to Toria Truck Rental, Inc. based in Windsor Locks, Conn.


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