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Cops: 2 hurt in Hauppauge crash

Firefighters at the scene of two-vehicle crash that

Firefighters at the scene of two-vehicle crash that left the drivers of both vehicles hurt on Wheeler Road at Expressway Drive South off the LIE Monday afternoon, March 17, 2014, around 12:30 p.m. in Hauppauge. Credit: James Carbone

Route 111 in Hauppauge was closed for nearly 90 minutes Monday after a vehicle was flipped on its side in a two-vehicle crash near the Long Island Expressway, Suffolk County police said.

The driver of each vehicle was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

One of the vehicles was driving eastbound on Expressway Drive South when it ran a light and hit a vehicle that was traveling north on Route 111, police said.

The northbound vehicle was flipped on its side, police said, and Route 111 was closed from about 12:30 p.m. until shortly before 2 p.m. as emergency personnel and police cleared the area.


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