Update, Sept. 11, 10:30 a.m.: Police reported that 34-year-old Corinne Maloney, a Centereach resident and passenger in the pickup truck during the Sept. 2 crash, died the next day as a result of her injuries.
A driver and his passenger were critically injured on Wednesday night when his pickup struck another car and then a utility pole near the Smith Haven Mall.
The Suffolk County Police Department said 34-year-old Christopher Ferchland, a Farmingville resident, was driving the pickup truck, a 2007 Lincoln MKL, west on Route 25 at about 7 p.m., the time of the crash. Another car traveling toward him from the opposite direction, a 2015 Honda Crosstour, attempted to make a left turn into the mall and collided with the truck. After hitting the Honda, the Lincoln crashed into a utility pole.
Police said Ferchland and his female passenger were in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital while the Honda’s driver, 50-year-old Brentwood resident Jeanette Acevedo, and her female passenger were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the same hospital.
Both the Honda and the Lincoln were impounded for safety checks, police said, and detectives from the SCPD’s 4th Squad are investigating the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call them at 631-854-8452.