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17-Year-Old Critically Injured In Crash At Long Island Intersection

Montauk Highway (Route 27), at the intersection of Beachwood Drive in West Babylon.
Montauk Highway (Route 27), at the intersection of Beachwood Drive in West Babylon. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A teenager was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash overnight at a busy Long Island intersection.

It happened on Monday, June 22 at about 1:10 a.m. in West Babylon.

Jacob Awad, 17, of West Babylon, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer westbound on Montauk Highway (Route 27), at the intersection of Beachwood Drive, when the vehicle left the roadway, struck a utility pole and a lamppost, and overturned, Suffolk County Police said.

Awad was transported via West Babylon Rescue ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip in critical but stable condition. 

A 17-year-old male passenger in the vehicle was transported to the same hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.

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