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Pickup driver critical after Fort Salonga crash, cops say

The Northport Fire Department works at the scene

The Northport Fire Department works at the scene of a crash on Fort Salonga Road near Makamah Road in Fort Salonga on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. The driver was critically injured, Suffolk police said. Photo Credit: Jeff DiLavore

Police are investigating a one-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Fort Salonga that left the driver critically injured.

Samuel Luby, 46, of Northport, was driving a 2016 Dodge pickup west on Fort Salonga Road at about 7:55 a.m. when he lost control and his truck hit a tree west of Makamah Road, Suffolk County police said.

Luby was taken by police helicopter in critical condition to Stony Brook University Hospital, police said.

Police impounded the pickup for a safety check.

Investigators urge anyone with information about the crash to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

In February this year, two men were killed and a third seriously injured after their vehicle crashed into a tree on the same stretch of road.

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