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Crash into Ronkonkoma LIRR train yard injures woman, police say

Fire and police rescuers respond to a crash

Fire and police rescuers respond to a crash in the Long Island Rail Road train yard in Ronkonkoma early Friday, March 3, 2017. Suffolk County police said one woman was injured. Credit: Bryan Lopez

A 19-year-old woman was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition after she lost control of the car she was driving and crashed into a snowplow train in a Long Island Rail Road yard in Ronkonkoma early Friday, police said.

The identity of the woman was not disclosed.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority police said the crash occurred at 1:13 a.m.

According to police, the victim was driving a 2012 Kia Optima when it went out of control on Railroad Avenue near Knickerbocker Avenue, struck an embankment and became airborne — the four-door sedan crashed into the snowplow train and overturned. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The crash did not affect train service.

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