Two teens were critically injured in a crash on Sound Avenue after midnight this morning, Riverhead Police said in a press release this afternoon.
Police officers responded to a 911 call at about 12:30 a.m. reporting a motor vehicle accident near 2767 Sound Avenue, just west of the Osborn Avenue intersection. Officers arrived at the scene to find a 2017 Honda Civic had left the road and struck a tree, police said.
The driver and a passenger were trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by Riverhead Fire Department. Riverhead Town Volunteer Ambulance Corps also responded and rendered aid to the victims, police said.
The driver, Angel Flores-Canaca, 18, of Riverhead was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital by a Suffolk County Police Medevac helicopter, police said. He is in critical condition, according to the report.
His passenger, a 16-year-old male whose identity was not released by police, was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center by RVAC and then later to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he remains in critical condition, police said.
Riverhead Police detectives responded to the scene to investigate.
There are no criminal charges at this time, police said.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information about this accident is asked to contact the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.
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