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Woman injured after vehicle hits gas pump in Shirley, police say

Firefighters respond to a crash on Saturday, Jan.

Firefighters respond to a crash on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, into a gas station at William Floyd Parkway and Moriches Middle Island Road in Shirley. Credit: Kevin Conn

A Mastic woman was arrested and charged with driving while impaired by drugs after she crashed her vehicle into a Shirley gas station where another woman was pumping gas.

Renee McKinney, 53, was driving her 2002 Nissan Altima about 11:30 a.m., headed north on William Floyd Parkway near Moriches-Middle Island Road when she tried to turn into the Mobil station and hit a gas pump, police said.

McKinney knocked over the gas pump, where Rosalie Koenig, 62, of Mastic, was pumping gas on the other side, authorities said.

Koenig was pinned between the gas pump and her Nissan Frontier and had to be cut free by medical crews. She was seriously injured and taken by Ridge Ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, police said. She was then transferred to Stony Brook University Medical Center for treatment.

McKinney was also taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center as a precaution. Her passenger, Iesha Lemay, 33, also of Mastic, was not injured.

Police arrested McKinney on driving while impaired charges. She is to be arraigned Sunday morning. Authorities did not say what drugs may have been involved.

With Sarah Armaghan


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