Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that seriously injured two women in Bay Shore yesterday evening.
Jose Rodriguez was driving a 2019 Kia Sportage SUV southbound on Fifth Avenue at Reil Place, when the vehicle was side-swiped by a southbound 2020 Mercedes Benz sedan driven by Mayda Villatoro at approximately 6:30 p.m. The collision caused the SUV to spin into a wooded area, and the sedan crashed into a tree.
Villatoro, 20, of Brentwood, and the front passenger of the Mercedes, Yaneth Fuentes, 21, of Brentwood, were transported to Southside Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Israel Serrano, 22, of Bay Shore, a passenger in the back seat of the Mercedes, was transported to Southside Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and released.
Rodriguez, 28, of Brentwood, his wife Doris Cabrera, 25, who was in the front passenger seat of the SUV, and their two children, 5 and 2, were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.
Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352.