Cemented Crash

Cement Truck Driver Dies In Sunrise Highway Crash Near Nicolls Road

Bayport, NY – Police say that an accident this morning involving an overturned cement truck closed eastbound Sunrise Highway early Wednesday morning in Bayport, killing the driver.

According to police, John Gagliano was driving a 1990 Mack cement truck eastbound on Sunrise Highway, west of Nicolls Road, when he lost control of the vehicle at 7:39 a.m.

The truck struck the median and overturned.

Gagliano, 57, of Islip Terrace, was ejected from the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police closed Sunrise for several hours in order to conduct an investigation and cleanup.

The truck, which is owned by Giaquinto Masonry Inc. in Deer Park, was impounded for a safety check.

Detectives are continuing to investigate whether a mechanical malfunction may have caused the crash.