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4 people hurt, 1 seriously, in 2-car crash in Holbrook, police say

Suffolk County police and Holbrook Fire Department personnel

Suffolk County police and Holbrook Fire Department personnel at the scene of a crash on Nicolls Road in Holbrook early Tuesday morning. Credit: Stringer News Service

Four people were injured, one seriously, in a two-car collision early Tuesday morning in Holbrook, Suffolk County police said.

Police said the crash occurred on Nicolls Road, near Patchogue-Holbrook Road, about 12:35 a.m. when a 2009 Toyota Corolla driven by Rose Dresher, 22, of Centereach, heading north, struck a northbound 2001 Toyota Camry driven by Manuel Cepeda, 57, of Port Jefferson — causing the Camry to overturn.

A 56-year-old Coram man, who was a front-seat passenger in the Camry, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Dresher, Cepeda and a 28-year-old Holbrook man who was a backseat passenger in the Camry, were all taken to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police said Fifth Squad detectives are investigating the cause of the crash and said both cars were impounded for routine safety checks. No one has been charged in the crash.

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