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One driver seriously injured in 4-vehicle crash on LIE, police say

Suffolk police investigate a multivehicle crash on the

Suffolk police investigate a multivehicle crash on the westbound Long Island Expressway just east of the off-ramp near Exit 62 in Holtsville late Tuesday afternoon.  Credit: Christopher Sabella

Only one driver was seriously injured in a four-vehicle smashup on the westbound Long Island Expressway on Tuesday afternoon in Holtsville, police said.

The sole victim, Jacqueline Gonzalez, 18, of Shirley, was driving a 2007 Ford Mustang around 4:37 p.m. when it was hit by a 2008 Kia Sorrento driven by Kenneth Alveari, 40, of Holbrook. He was trying to merge onto the ramp for Exit 62, according to a police statement.

The Mustang then struck a 2004 Nissan Altima, with Edward O’Moore-Klopf, 60, of East Setauket, behind the wheel, according to police. And then the Nissan smacked into a 2019 Dodge Ram that was driven by Ricardo Barbaduenas, 28, of Selden. None of the men, police said, were hurt.

Gonzalez was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital; the safety of the vehicles will be checked.

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