SCPD arrested Louis Dimuro of Medford, 19, for causing a two-vehicle crash.
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Ronkonkoma, NY - January 17, 2019 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for causing a two-vehicle crash that seriously injured a woman and three other people in Ronkonkoma on Wednesday, January 16.
Louis Dimuro was driving a 2013 BMW westbound on the Long Island Expressway at a high rate of speed, switching lanes recklessly, when he collided into a 2007 Jeep being driven by Alfredo Deras-Mena at approximately 3:50 p.m. The Jeep flipped over several times. Deras-Mena, 63, of Central Islip, and Dimuro were not injured. Maria Chica, 41, of Brentwood, who was sitting in the front passenger seat at the time of the crash, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The three backseat passengers, Rosana Xiques, 44, of Bay Shore, Reina Andrade, 54, of Port Jefferson Station, and Doris Arauju-Deromero, 51, of Bay Shore, were all transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The vehicles were impounded for safety checks.
Dimuro, 19, of Medford was charged with Reckless Driving. He will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 17.
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