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Commercial truck driver info card released by the FMCSA. The goal is to prevent trucks from driving on banned roadways. (credit: fmcsa.dot.gov)

Schumer, Feds Announce New Steps To Combat Truck Bridge Strikes

The senator took up the issue following a bridge underpass strike on the Hutchinson Parkway earlier that month.

03/11/2013

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L.I. Man Gets 10 Years In Southern State Parkway Police Chase, Crash

Louie Blanton, 24, of Amityville, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault upon a police officer, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, and criminal possession of a weapon in January.

03/05/2013

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Speeding, Driver Impairment Blamed For Most Fatal Southern State Crashes

New York State officials have confirmed that speeding and driving while impaired are the leading causes of fatal crashes on the Southern State Parkway through Nassau County, which happens to be Long Island’s busiest stretch of roadway.

01/30/2013

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Calls For Highway Improvements Come After Deadly Wreck On Southern State

Another tragedy over the weekend on a well known deadly stretch of highway on Long Island has residents of the area crying out for changes and help.

01/28/2013

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2 Dead, 3 Critically Injured In Long Island Crash

Two people were killed, and three others were critically injured, in a crash early Sunday on Southern State Parkway on Long Island.

01/27/2013

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Icy Conditions Blamed For Multi-Vehicle Pileup In Nassau County

Icy conditions were blamed Monday evening for a multi-vehicle pileup in Nassau County.

01/21/2013

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L.I. Teen Makes Bail In Crash That Killed Four Of His Friends

Joseph Beer, 17, is accused of being high on marijuana and speeding when he crashed his brand new car into trees along the Southern State Parkway on October 8.

01/18/2013

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Teen Charged With Vehicular Homicide In Southern State Crash That Killed 4 Friends

Joseph Beer, 17, was handcuffed and escorted to court six weeks after surrendering to police after crashing his car on Long Island’s Southern State Parkway. He is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.

11/16/2012

The scene of a deadly crash in Malverne, NY on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Nassau DA Calls For ‘More Robust Driver Training’ Following Fatal Southern State Parkway Crash

The goal, Rice said, is to prevent another fatal incident from happening through enhanced driver education.

10/14/2012

Darian Ramnarine's grandmother mourns his death. (credit: CBS 2 |inset: Handout)

EXCLUSIVE: Victim’s Grandmother Speaks Out After L.I. Parkway Tragedy

The family of Darian Ramnarine is inconsolable, saying they will never be able to give their loving 18-year-old son a proper religious goodbye because his casket has to be closed.

10/10/2012

The scene of a deadly crash in Malverne, NY on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Driver Of Car That Crashed, Killing Four On Southern State Parkway, Out Of Hospital

Joseph Beer was behind the wheel when his car slammed into trees in Malverne. Darian Ramnarine, Christopher Khan, Neal Rajaba and Peter Anthony died instantly.

10/10/2012

The scene of a deadly crash in Malverne, NY on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Sources: L.I. Parkway Crash Survivor Told Police He & Friends Smoked Marijuana Before Deadly Accident

Grief counselors were on hand Tuesday at Richmond Hill High School in Queens where two of the teens, Darian Ramnarine and Christopher Khan, were recent graduates.

10/09/2012

The scene of a deadly crash in Malverne, NY on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Police: 4 Killed, Driver Hurt In Violent Southern State Parkway Wreck

Four people were killed in a single car crash Monday on Long Island when their car split in half after it veered off the road and slammed into some trees, New York State Police said.

10/08/2012

Sen. Charles Schumer holds news conference on GPS devices along Southern State Parkway Sept. 24, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sen. Schumer Calls For National GPS Standards Following Uptick In Trucks Hitting Bridges

Increasingly, Schumer said, trucks have been directed onto roads where they are not allowed by the devices. The problem can be corrected by programming GPS devices for trucks only, Schumer said.

09/24/2012

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Man Arrested Months After Southern State Parkway Police Chase, Crash

Louis Blanton, of Amityville, has been charged with assault on a police officer and unlawful fleeing.

03/02/2012

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