Car full of teens winds up in Argyle Lake

A group of West Islip teenagers out for A group of West Islip teenagers out for a ride ended up in Argyle Lake on Thursday morning when the car went out of control on Trolley Line Road in Babylon. (June 10, 2010) Photo Credit: T.C. McCarthy

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A group of West Babylon teenagers out for a ride ended up in Argyle Lake when the driver lost control on Trolley Line Road in Babylon Thursday morning, police said.

Suffolk County police said the crash occurred at 11:12 a.m.

One of the teens was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center for precautionary measures, police said. No one else in the group of six teens was injured.

A witness, T.C. McCarthy of Babylon, said the 1997 Ford Explorer wound up with the front portion of the sport utility vehicle submerged - and the rear tires out of the water.

The stereo was still blasting music, McCarthy said.

Police said no one was charged in the crash.

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Police said the driver, Nicole Chambers, 18, of West Babylon, lost control, struck a tree and ended up in Argyle Lake. None of the other teens in the vehicle were identified but all were from West Babylon, police said.

Later a backhoe was brought in to help remove the Explorer from the lake using chains attached to its rear bumper.

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