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LIE at Exit 56 reopens after three-vehicle crash injures 4

All lanes of the Long Island Expressway eastbound

All lanes of the Long Island Expressway eastbound at Exit 56 have been closed after an accident on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Suffolk police said. Photo Credit: Stringer News / AJ Ryan

A three-vehicle rush-hour crash on the Long Island Expressway between exits 55 and 56 sent three adults and a preteen to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Suffolk police said.

The stretch of road was reopened around 8:20 p.m.; it had been closed for about three hours.

"There were no serious physical injuries; they all were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, where they are being treated," a spokeswoman said.

The preteen, a passenger, is a 12-year-old boy, she said.

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