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Fire chief, driver hurt in 3-vehicle Middle Island crash, cops say

Police and fire officials respond to three-vehicle crash

Police and fire officials respond to three-vehicle crash at Middle Country Road and Rocky Point Road in Middle Island on Thursday Oct. 12, 2017. Credit: LiHotShots / T.J. Lambui

A three-vehicle crash in Middle Island on Thursday night sent a local fire chief and another person to hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The fire chief’s sport utility vehicle was heading east with sirens on through a red light at Middle Country and Rocky Point roads at 7:35 p.m. in response to a call, Assistant Police Commissioner Justin Meyers said.

There, a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe traveling west crashed with the fire department SUV, which in turn crashed into a 2012 Hyundai, Meyers said.

Kenneth Donnelly, 32, who was driving the fire chief’s vehicle, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Donnelly is listed as the fire chief on the Middle Island fire department’s website.

Caryn Morano, 38, of East Patchogue, who was driving the Santa Fe, was taken to St. Charles Hospital Port Jefferson for treatment, police said.

Police said Thomas Fitzgerald, 44, of Hampton Bays, was driving the 2012 Hyundai.

With Newsday Staff

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