Three people suffered serious injuries early Sunday in separate crashes involving drunk drivers in Medford and Manorville, police said.
A Corona man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a crash on the Long Island Expressway in Manorville that left two people injured, one seriously, police said.
Segundo Daquilema Lluilema was driving a 2017 Toyota Corolla westbound about 4:10 a.m. on the Long Island Expressway east of Exit 70, Suffolk police said. His vehicle shifted from the middle to the right lane striking a 2007 Toyota Highlander, which left the roadway and overturned, according to police.
A passenger in the Highlander was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries and the SUV's driver was treated at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for minor injuries, police said.
One Corolla passenger was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries, Suffolk police said, and another was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center with minor injuries.
Police said the victims were adults but their identities were not immediately released.
Daquilema Lluilema, 23, of Corona, was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to call 631-852-6555 or Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Separately, a Middle Island man also faces a DWI charge following a three-vehicle crash early Sunday in Medford that left a passenger in his car with serious injuries, police said.
Victor Gonzalez Lopez, 39, was driving a 2003 Mini Cooper southbound on North Ocean Avenue about 12:45 a.m. when the vehicle went through a red light at Granny Road, according to Suffolk police. The Mini Cooper then struck a 2018 Lexus traveling eastbound on Granny Road before continuing northbound into the turning lane of North Ocean Avenue and hitting a 2020 Ford Fusion, police said.
Mario Ramos Romero, a passenger in the Mini Cooper, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital in serious condition. Police did not release his age or hometown. Gonzalez Lopez was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries, police said.
The driver of the Lexus, Graca Fernandes, 62, of Medford, was taken to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue with minor injuries. The driver of the Fusions was not injured. All three vehicles were impounded for safety checks.
Gonzalez Lopez will be arraigned at a later date, police said. Sixth Squad detectives said the investigation is continuing.