A two-vehicle crash on Route 25 in Smithtown left the drivers...

A two-vehicle crash on Route 25 in Smithtown left the drivers injured Saturday morning. Credit: Joseph Sperber

Two people were injured, one of them seriously, in a crash that closed Route 25 in Smithtown for several hours Saturday morning, authorities said.

Detlev Lindenberg was driving a 2019 Kia eastbound on Route 25, also known as Middle Country Road, and in the turning lane for Franklin Drive when a 2015 Lexus exited from a parking lot at 360 Rte. 25 and struck the Kia, according to Suffolk County police. They responded to the scene along with the Smithtown Fire Department after the crash, which happened around 8:40 a.m.

Lindenberg, 78, of Ronkonkoma, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital. The driver of the Lexus, Albin Hass, 82, of Hauppauge, received non-life-threatening injuries and also was taken to Stony Brook, police said.

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating the crash. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.

Two people were injured, one of them seriously, in a crash that closed Route 25 in Smithtown for several hours Saturday morning, authorities said.

Detlev Lindenberg was driving a 2019 Kia eastbound on Route 25, also known as Middle Country Road, and in the turning lane for Franklin Drive when a 2015 Lexus exited from a parking lot at 360 Rte. 25 and struck the Kia, according to Suffolk County police. They responded to the scene along with the Smithtown Fire Department after the crash, which happened around 8:40 a.m.

Lindenberg, 78, of Ronkonkoma, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital. The driver of the Lexus, Albin Hass, 82, of Hauppauge, received non-life-threatening injuries and also was taken to Stony Brook, police said.

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating the crash. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.

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