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Smithtown Couple Critically Injured in Crash

A husband and wife from Smithtown were critically injured in a crash Friday night in East Northport, Suffolk County police said.

According to police, 71-year-old Lucy DiPietro was exiting a Jericho Turnpike shopping center at 6:07 p.m. when a 2011 Mazda driving east in the left lane struck the car.

DiPietro was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, police said. The 23-year-old driver of the Mazda and DiPietro’s 76-year-old husband, Matthew, were both transported to Huntington Hospital.

Matthew was listed in critical condition, police said, and the woman driving the Mazda was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Both vehicles were impounded for a safety check, police said. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the crash to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

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