Wading River teen seriously injured in crash with Mack truck

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A Hyundai Elantra was struck by a Mack truck and a Nissan Rogue on Nicolls Road Monday in Holtsville, seriously injuring a Wading River teen. (Credit: Stringer News)

A Wading River teen was seriously injured in a crash on Nicolls Road in Holtsville Monday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.

Alex Roytman, 19, was a backseat passenger in a car being driven by Mykel Wylie, 18, of Riverhead, when Mr. Wylie lost control of his 2002 Hyundai Elantra as he exited onto the southbound Nicolls Road exit ramp of the Long Island Expressway and was struck by a Mack truck at approximately 2:50 p.m. The Hyundai was then struck by a 2013 Nissan Rogue which was also traveling southbound on Nicolls Road, police said.

Mr. Wylie and his front seat passenger, Jeremy Bornstein, 17, of Wading River were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, where they were being treated for non-life threating injuries, police said. Mr. Roytman was also transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he is being treated for serious injuries.

The three teens were on their way to see a movie, police said.

The driver of the Nissan Rogue, Jeanne Macchio, 32, of Holbrook was also transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries and released. The driver of the Mack truck, Richard Gago, 44, Brentwood was not injured.

The vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the Mack truck was inspected by Suffolk County Police Motor Carrier Safety Unit and released. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed or have information on this crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

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