NEW YORK (AP) - Police on Long Island say a 39-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a falling tree as superstorm Sandy pummeled the area.
Suffolk County Police say John Miller and his wife were in their driveway in Lloyd Harbor preparing to leave their home when a tree collapsed just before 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Miller was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife was not injured and the couple's young daughters, who were in the car at the time of the accident, were also not injured.
The storm's wrath left more than 800,000 Long Island Power Authority customers without power Monday night and thousands of residents evacuated low-laying areas.
The storm is expected to gradually decrease Tuesday as it moves western New York.