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4-year-old seriously hurt in crash, 9 others injured, cops say

The scene of the crash on Route 25A

The scene of the crash on Route 25A and Miller Place Road in Miller Place on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. Photo Credit: Andrew Tetreault

Five adults and five children — including a 4-year-old girl who suffered serious eye and facial injuries — were hurt in a Miller Place crash, Suffolk County police said Sunday.

The accident occurred about 7 p.m. Saturday when a 2013 Ford van driven by Brian Schember ran into a 2003 Dodge minivan driven by Kevin Denton, 41, of Port Jefferson Station, according to a police report.

Schember, 20, of Miller Place was traveling west on Route 25A with two residents of the Hudson Group Home in Coram as passengers, and was trying to make a left turn onto Miller Place Road when the crash happened, police said.

Denton, another adult and the five children in his minivan were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital. Police said that except for the 4-year-old, the injuries to the passengers in Denton’s vehicle were minor.

Schember did not require medical attention, but the two passengers in his vehicle were taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson with minor injuries, police said.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation into the crash was continuing.

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