The airport shuttle driver who was hit by a "wrong way" drunk driver on the Long Island Expressway on July 5 has died from his injuries, PIX 11 News has learned.

John Rey, 65, of Greenlawn died in the Intensive Care unit at New York Hospital-Queens at 1 p.m. Thursday. He was surrounded by his two daughters, Colleen and Courtney and other family members.

Rey was traveling east about 6 a.m. on July 5, as the holiday weekend was drawing to a close. That's when a Mercedes going the wrong way smashed into his Super Shuttle van near Kissena Boulevard in Flushing.

Both drivers were pulled from the roadway, just as the vehicles both exploded into flames.

Dave Richards, 30, the driver of the Mercedes, was later accused of drunk driving, with a blood alcohol level of .19--more than twice the legal limit. The Queens District Attorney may now upgrade the criminal charges, now that Rey has died from his injuries.

Rey suffered severe trauma to his chest and lungs--and doctors were forced to amputate his right leg two days ago, hoping that would stop the infections spreading through his body.

Rey had regained consciousness, for a time, this past weekend.

His son-in-law, Chris Cassar, even told Rey--a Knicks fan--about LeBron James' decision to sign with the Miami Heat. Cassar told PIX 11 News his father-in-law responded by shaking his head.

Cassar also said nurses asked Rey if he used " Hair Color for Men", because he had very little gray hair. Rey shook his head in response to that question, too.

Despite these positive signs last weekend, Rey's body could not recover from the trauma it endured.

Today, after a two and a half week fight, John Rey died from multiple organ failure. His daughters would like him to be remembered for his gentle nature--and work ethic. Rey drove his airport shuttle van for nearly 22 years, often getting up at 2:30 am--six days a week--to pick up and drop off passengers.