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2 hurt in LIE crash east of William Floyd Pkwy.

Two people were injured after slamming into tree

Two people were injured after slamming into tree in a wooded area off the eastbound LIE between exits 68 and 69, police said. (July 27, 2013) Photo Credit: James Carbone

Two people were injured in an accident on the Long Island Expressway on Saturday afternoon when the driver lost control and wound up in a wooded area just east of the William Floyd Parkway in Upton.

The female passenger was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital. The male driver was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. Their injuries were nonlife-threatening, Suffolk County police said.

The crash prompted the temporary closing of all eastbound lanes of the expressway at Exit 66. The area was cleared for the landing of an emergency helicopter just after 1:15 p.m.

The pair were in a 2003 Honda and rear-ended a Jeep Cherokee before losing control and striking a tree, police said. There were no other injuries reported.

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