NORTH PATCHOGUE / Slain motorist in crash identified

The driver who died after her car went airborne in North Patchogue and hit a pickup was identified as Antoinette Michaels of Medford, Suffolk police said Monday.

Witnesses saw Michaels slumped over the wheel of her Toyota Camry in the parking lot of Gateway Plaza in North Patchogue, off the westbound Sunrise Highway's service road, police said.

About 6:30 p.m. Sunday, she hit a curb and crashed into a westbound Chevrolet truck driven by Matthew Wick, 52, police said.

Both were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue, where Michaels was pronounced dead and Wick was in serious condition, officials said.


CORAM / Home invasion injures occupant

One person was shot, apparently in the hand, during a home invasion early Monday in Coram, police said.

The victim, one of two occupants, was shot and cut with a knife during a struggle with two suspects, Suffolk police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

Four suspects, all armed, entered the Mill Road home about 12:24 a.m. through an unlocked side door to steal electronic equipment, police said.

The two occupants then confronted two of the suspects, police said.

The subsequent 911 call reported someone had suffered a gunshot wound to the hand.


MATTITUCK / Cops: Driver in crash was impaired

A Riverhead man has been arrested and charged with driving while ability-impaired by drugs after, police said, he crashed into another car on Route 25 in Mattituck.

The accident occurred at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Southold Town police said. No one was injured.

Police said Randy Majewski of Newtown Avenue was arrested and charged with DWAI and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to police, Majewski was "attempting to make a right turn" onto New Suffolk Avenue when he struck the other vehicle, which was stopped at a stop sign.

Police said Majewski failed a field sobriety test and that officers found he was in possession of "a quantity of Oxycodone pills without a prescription."

Arraignment details were not immediately available.


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