A Queens man was charged with Driving While Intoxicated following a two-vehicle crash on the westbound Long Island Expressway in Manorville early this morning that injured four people, two of them seriously, Suffolk County Police said.
Segundo Daquilema Lluilema was driving a 2017 Toyota Corolla on the westbound Long Island Expressway, east of Exit 70, when his vehicle changed from the middle to right lane, striking the rear of a 2007 Toyota Highlander at approximately 4:10 a.m., police said in a press release. The Highlander left the roadway and overturned, according to the report.
The crash had the westbound lanes of the expressway east of Exit 70 closed for several hours.
The driver of the Highlander was transported by ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. A passenger in the Highlander was transported by ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries, police said.
One of two passengers in the Corolla was airlifted with serious injuries via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital, according to the police report. The second passenger was transported by ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
The individuals who were transported are adults and detectives are determining their identification and notifying next of kin.
Daquilema Lluilema, 23, of Corona, Queens, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, police said.
Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. Major Case detectives are continuing the investigation and ask 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 an accusation. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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