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Lindenhurst crash survivors’ conditions upgraded, cops say

A makeshift memorial at scene of deadly crash

A makeshift memorial at scene of deadly crash in front of 455 North Wellwood Ave. in Lindenhurst on Monday, Oct. 10, 2017. Two people were killed in the crash and two seriously injured. Credit: James Carbone

The teenage survivors of a deadly Lindenhurst car crash remained hospitalized Tuesday but their injuries are now considered to be non-life threatening, police said.

David O’Brien, 17, of Lindenhurst, the driver of the vehicle, and Daniel Ozarowski, 16, of Lindenhurst, a backseat passenger, both survived the crash and were listed originally in critical but stable condition at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, police said.

The teens are now in serious condition, police said Tuesday night.

Suffolk police declined to discuss details of the early Monday morning crash that killed a Lindenhurst High School student and a woman. Police have not released the cause of the crash.

O’Brien was driving a 1998 Ford Mustang south on North Wellwood Avenue, near Lenox Street, about 5:20 a.m. when the car struck a fire hydrant and a tree.

Joseph Galdorisi, 16, of Lindenhurst, the front-seat passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The female backseat passenger also died in the crash. Her name has not yet been released.

Grief counselors were available to students this week at Lindenhurst High School, where Galdorisi and Ozarowski both attended, officials have said. Meanwhile, mourners placed balloons, flowers and candles at the crash site.

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