Truck driver collides with multiple vehicles, resulting in tragic fatality on Long Island

Surveillance video shows shocking moments as a garbage truck plowed through cars stopped at a red light. 

"I came outside and saw the truck with a Jeep." said Preet Singh, manager of Bolla Market in Hauppauge

The jeep with its airbags deployed, two other cars and a school bus were involved in the crash that police say claimed the life of Joseph Kelly, 24, of West Islip, behind the wheel of the Honda Accord.  

The drivers of the Jeep and Toyota were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The driver of the bus, and three toddlers on the bus were not injured. 

The driver of the truck, Singh, 51 of Bellerose was not injured. Singh was issued multiple summonses.

The impact of the crash caused a debris field from the traffic light of Express Drive South and Motor Parkway in Hauppauge right through the intersection. 

The driver of the garbage truck didn't stop to speak to reporters. Police say others involved are expected to survive. 

Those who saw and heard the crash say unfortunately accidents on the eastbound ramp off Exit 57 are too common. 

The garbage truck was custom-made for the New York City Department of Sanitation. A spokesperson says it was still in the possession of the vendor and needed more work including decals and side guards.

All roads reopened by 2 p.m. Some are heartbroken for the victim’s family. 

"This guy cannot see the Fourth of July," said one man. 

An investigation is underway into the cause of the crash. 

The garbage truck will undergo a full safety check to determine what went wrong.