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Children seriously injured in Southern State crash, police say

A 7-year-old and an 8-year-old from Huntington Station were seriously injured when the car they were riding in veered off the Southern State Parkway in West Babylon and hit a fence, state police said.

The driver, an adult passenger and another child, 6, suffered minor injuries, State Police said.

All were riding in a 2005 Honda about 6:25 p.m. Tuesday when it went off the westbound parkway lanes just east of Wellwood Avenue and hit a fence, police said.

The 8-year-old was unresponsive and in an intubated state at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, police said Tuesday night.

A police spokesman said the child was still in the intensive care unit Wednesday.

The 7-year-old suffered a severe head laceration, police said.

The 6-year-old and passenger Elba Ochoa Alfaro, 44, both of Huntington Station, suffered minor injuries., police said.

Driver Elvia G. Navarrette Ochoa, 30, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, suffered minor injuries, police said.

Police could not say whether everyone in the car was related.

Anyone who may have seen the crash or may have information about it was asked to call police at 631-756-3300.

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