A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier died after his mail truck was rear-ended in Lloyd Harbor on Monday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.

Alan Nobile of West Islip was driving along his route southbound on West Neck Road when his vehicle was hit from behind by an Audi near the corner of Barberry Lane at 3 p.m.

Nobile was ejected from the vehicle and taken to Huntington Hospital, where he died five hours later. Suffolk County medical examiners will perform an autopsy to determine his cause of death.

The second driver, a Lloyd Harbor resident, refused medical treatment at the scene.

Second Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.


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