Bronx man dead after suffering medical episode, crashing van on LI

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MELVILLE, N.Y. (1010 WINS) — A Bronx man died after he suffered an apparent medical episode and crashed his van on Long Island Wednesday, Suffolk County police said.

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James Dawson, 52, was driving westbound on the Long Island Expressway, just west of exit 49, in Melville when his Ford E350 van struck the center median around 4:40 p.m.

He was transported to Plainview Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives believe Dawson suffered a medical event prior to the crash.

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