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Pedestrians seriously injured by SUV in Ronkonkoma, cops say

The scene on Ronkonkoma Avenue, where police said

The scene on Ronkonkoma Avenue, where police said two pedestrians were struck Monday night. Credit: Christopher Sabella

Two pedestrians were seriously injured when they were struck by an SUV in Ronkonkoma on Monday night, police said.

Jennifer Wendal, 22, and Kevin Cruz, 19, both of Ronkonkoma, were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, Suffolk County police said in a news release.

Wendal and Cruz were crossing Ronkonkoma Avenue near Division Road about 8:30 p.m. when they were struck by a 2010 Chevrolet SUV traveling south, police said.

The driver, Joseph Livierieads, 23, of Bohemia, remained at the scene and was not hurt, police said.

No charges have been filed, police said.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact Fourth Squad detectives at 631-854-8452.

- Ellen Yan

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