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Three People Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

Crash occurred between the LIE North Service Road and Walt Whitman Road in Melville on Friday, June 27, 2014 at approximately 2:25 a.m.

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East Meadow, NY - June 27, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured three people in Melville early this morning.
 
A tractor trailer was traveling westbound on the Long Island Expressway North Service Road when the truck struck a 2002 black Saturn, driven by Andrew Shikora, who was driving northbound on Walt Whitman Road at approximately 2:25 a.m. The tractor trailer, with possible front end damage, fled the scene.
 
Shikora, 24, of East Meadow, Julia Moore, 21, and another female passenger, both of Florida, were transported to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow where they are being treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
 
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.