17-year-old driver critically injured in crash on Long Island highway: police

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WEST BABYLON, L.I. — A teenage boy was hospitalized in critical condition after a serious crash in Long Island early Monday, officials said.

According to Suffolk County police, the 17-year-old was driving westbound on the Montauk Highway, near Beachwood Drive in West Babylon, when his Chevrolet Blazer went off the road around 1:10 a.m.

The SUV then crashed into a utility pole and a lamppost before flipping over, authorities said.

The teen driver was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance and was listed in critical condition, police said.

Authorities said another 17-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.

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