A 52-year-old man who was found in the the middle of the Long Island Expressway in Holbrook early Wednesday morning later died, Suffolk County police said.

The man, whose identity was not immediately available, was found on the left shoulder between the center median and the HOV lane between exits 60 and 61 on the eastbound side of the roadway, but not in a driving lane, at 5:30 a.m., police said.

He was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he later died.  The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine the man’s cause of death.

Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are continuing the investigation.

The LIE was closed in both directions for a half hour while investigators were on the scene. The HOV and left lanes were closed for more than two hours.


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