YAPHANK, LONG ISLAND, NY – Two vehicles were involved in a crash on Long Island Monday afternoon that left a teenager dead, according to Newsday.
The accident happened on the Long Island Expressway near Exit 66 in Yaphank at about 2:20 p.m. Suffolk County Police say 22-year-old Franklin Eduardo Sajbin was driving a 2004 Jeep east on the LIE when the vehicle struck an Alfa Romeo. The Jeep struck a guardrail, went over an embankment and landed on a service road.
Sajbin’s cousin, 18-year-old Katherine Sajbin of Riverhead, was a back-seat passenger in the Jeep while her mother, 40-year-old Violeta Sajbin, was in the front seat. They were both thrown from the vehicle.
Katherine Sajbin was pronounced dead at Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue. Franklin Sajbin, Violeta Sajbin, and Violeta’s 12-year-old daughter were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.
55-year-old David Cohen of Old Bethpage, who was driving the Alfa Romeo, was not hurt in the crash.
Authorities say the two vehicles involved in the wreck were impounded for a safety check.
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