Man charged with DWI after morning accident seriously injuring two

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A Queens man has been charged with impaired driving following a two-vehicle crash on the westbound Long Island Freeway in Manorville early this morning, which injured four people, two of them seriously, a Suffolk County Police said.

Segundo Daquilema Lluilema was driving a 2017 Toyota Corolla on the Westbound Long Island Freeway, east of Exit 70, when his vehicle shifted from the middle lane to the right lane, hitting the back of a 2007 Toyota Highlander at approximately 4:10 a.m., police said in a press release. The Highlander exited the roadway and rolled over, the report said.

The accident closed the westbound lanes of the highway east of Exit 70 for several hours.

The driver of the Highlander was taken by ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead with non-life threatening injuries, police said. A Highlander passenger was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries, police said.

One of the two Corolla passengers was airlifted with serious injuries via a Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital, according to the police report. The second passenger was taken by ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

The people who have been transported are adults and the detectives determine their identification and inform their relatives.

Daquilema Lluilema, 23, of Corona, Queens, has been charged with impaired driving, police said.

Both vehicles were impounded for security checks. Major Case detectives are continuing the investigation and asking anyone with information to call Major Case at 631-852-6555 or Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Editor’s Note: A criminal charge is a charge. A person accused of a crime is presumed innocent unless his guilt is proven by a court.

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