LAKE GROVE – Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that critically injured a male driver and his female passenger in Lake Grove last evening.
Christopher Ferchland, 34, was operating a 2007 Lincoln MKL pick-up truck traveling westbound on Route 25 when his vehicle struck a 2015 Honda Crosstour, driven by Jeanette Acevedo, 50, who was traveling eastbound on Route 25 and attempting to make a left hand turn into the Smithaven Mall. The pick-up truck then hit a utility pole at approximately 7 p.m.
Ferchland, of Farmingville, and his female passenger, were transported via Nesconset Ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital where they are listed in critical condition. Acevedo, of Brentwood, and her female passenger were also transported to Stony Brook University Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.Lake Grove NY Serious Crash near Smith Haven Mall Injures 4, 2 Critically (0 downloads)
PORT JEFFERSON STATION- Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed an unidentified man in Port Jefferson Station early this morning.
A man was driving a gray 2004 Ford Explorer southbound on Route 112, near Washington Avenue, when he apparently lost control of the vehicle at approximately 4:20 a.m. The Explorer crossed into the northbound lane of travel, left the roadway and overturned in a wooded area.
The driver, who has not been identified pending notification to next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.
MOUNT SINAI- Thomas Seda, 48, was driving a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder eastbound on North Country Road in Mount Sinai when his vehicle struck a Call-A-Cab taxi that was making a left turn from Crystal Brook Hollow Road onto North Country Road at approximately 12:40 a.m. Seda, of Rocky Point, was transported to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The driver of the taxi was not injured. Seda was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on July 25.
SELDEN – Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that killed a man in Selden tonight.
Zachary Rauso was driving a 1999 Mercury southbound on Dare Road, when his vehicle was involved in a collision with a Suffolk Transit bus that was traveling northbound on Dare Road.
Rauso, 20, of Selden, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The bus driver, Leonard Secaira, 52, and the lone passenger on the bus were transported via Selden Rescue to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The bus was inspected by the Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety Section and towed from the scene. The Mercury was impounded for a safety check.
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are still investigating the cause of the crash.
Anyone that witnessed this crash and has not yet been interviewed by detectives is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.
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Suffolk County Police arrested a Medford man for robbing a Port Jefferson Station bank earlier this month. The arrest was made on July 14, 2015. Peter Iatauro, 32, was charged by Pattern Crime Unit detectives with Robbery 3rd Degree for robbing HSBC Bank on July 10 and by the Sixth Precinct Special Operations Team detectives with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree for possession of heroin. Iatauro was held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and arraigned the following morning at First District in Central Islip.
Iatauro entered the HSBC Bank, located at 574 Jefferson Shopping Plaza, at approximately 2:35 p.m on Ju;i 10, 2105. He approached a teller and presented a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the demand and the suspect fled on foot southbound on Route 112. The suspect was described as white, 6 feet tall, approximately 30-years-old, skinny, unshaven, with red hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt and red baseball cap.