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A serious crash had Sound Avenue closed to traffic in both directions for three hours today between Phillips Lane and West Lane in Aquebogue.

A car and a landscaping truck collided head-on on Sound Avenue at about 4:05 p.m.

The operator of one vehicle was transported by Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Peconic Bay Medical Center.

An occupant of the other vehicle, a passenger car, is being air-lifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, according to police.

No further information about the accident or the victims’ injuries was immediately available.

Westbound traffic is being diverted onto Phillips Lane and eastbound traffic is being diverted onto West Lane while the scene is cleared and an investigation is concluded. Traffic backed up on both of the north-south diversion routes and was bumper-to-bumper westbound on Route 25 as a result of the detour.

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Denise Civiletti
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