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LI Teen Dead in Overnight Car Crash

LI Teen Dead in Overnight Car Crash

Central Islip (WALK) - A Rocky Point teenager is dead after a car crash that also injured two other people in the car, including the driver.

Andrew O'Connor, 18, was sitting in the back seat on the driver's side of an Acura sedan that ran off Lowell Avenue in Central Islip just after midnight on Thursday morning. He was rushed to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he later died of critical injuries.

Two other people were also taken to the hospital, including the driver. Ulices Canessa Villatoro, 19, of Islip Terrace has a fractured arm and a possible fractured hip, police say.

According to investigators, Villatoro lost control of the Acura, which went off the road and slammed into some trees. Another back seat passenger, George Shody, 17, of Islip Terrace, was treated for back injuries.

A third passenger was in the front passenger seat. Joel Fernandez, 18, wasn't hurt in the accident.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information that might help investigators figure out what happened is asked to call police at (631) 854-8352 or Suffolk Crime Stoppers at (800) 220-8477.

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