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Crash in North Babylon leaves 1 in serious condition; 2nd person injured

A two-vehicle crash in North Babylon sent two people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon, including one who suffered serious injuries, Suffolk police said.

Southbound Route 231 was reopened at 6:01 p.m. after being shut down as First Precinct detectives investigated, police said.

About 2:30 p.m., a Jeep going north on Route 231 tried to make a left turn onto Prairie Drive and was hit by a southbound 2014 Buick, police said.

Police said William Peycke, 63, a passenger in the Jeep, took the brunt of the T-bone collision and was seriously injured, while the Jeep's driver -- his daughter, Denise Peycke, 40 -- suffered cuts and bruises, police said.

William and Denise Peycke, both of Bay Shore, were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, police said. William Peycke is listed in serious condition.

The Buick's driver, Audrey Lavin, 75, of Carle Place, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks, police said.

There appears to be no criminality in the crash, police said.

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