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Cops: Wrong-way driver causes head-on crash on Montauk Highway

The scene of a wrong-way motor vehicle crash

The scene of a wrong-way motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Columbus Avenue in East Patchogue on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Credit: Stringer News Service

Two people were injured in a wrong-way motor vehicle crash in East Patchogue, Suffolk County police said Sunday.

The head-on crash happened at about 6:20 p.m. Saturday when Jorge Torres, 37, was driving east in the westbound lane on Montauk Highway when his 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer struck a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driving west at the intersection of Columbus Avenue.

Police identified the driver of the Silverado as Crispin Perez-Morales, 53, of Westhampton Beach.

Torres and a passenger in Perez-Morales’ vehicle were both injured and were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment of “non-life-threatening” injuries, police said.

Police did not identify the injured passenger and did not have information immediately available on where Torres lives.

The cause of the accident remained under investigation, police said.

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