It occurred simply after 12 a.m. Monday close to the overpass at Essential Road off Exit 23 in Flushing.
Police say the 52-year-old motorist had stopped within the left lane and was altering a tire when he was struck by a passing automobile.
The sufferer was taken to New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless.
The driving force who hit him stayed on the scene, and police say there isn’t a obvious criminality.
The westbound lanes of the Lengthy Island Expressway had been closed for a number of hours following the crash.
They’ve since reopened.
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