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Middle Island Teen Killed in Car Crash

A 16-year-old Middle Island boy was killed when the vehicle he was a passenger in crashed in Medford early Friday morning, injuring three other teens.

Suffolk County police said David Longford, 17, was driving a Toyota with three passengers northbound on Gray Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle, struck a tree and overturned at 1:20 a.m.

David Ross, a passenger who was ejected from the vehicle, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead.

Longford and a 17-year-old male passenger, 17, both of Medford, were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The third passenger, a 15-year-old boy, was taken to Saint Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, also for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Longford was ticketed for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Sixth Squad detectives impounded for a safety check, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to contact them at 631-854-8652 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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