Middle Island Man Seriously Injured in Single-Car Crash


Crash occurred on County Road 83, South of Mooney Pond Road in Farmingville at 3:53 AM.

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Farmingville, NY - April 16, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a single-car crash in Farmingville that seriously injured a Middle Island man early this morning.
George Roche was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Suburban southbound on County Road 83, south of Mooney Pond Road, when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, struck a curb, several trees and a fence on the west side of the road before the vehicle overturned into an embankment at 3:53 a.m. Detectives believe icy road conditions may have contributed to the crash.
Roche, 67, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in critical but stable condition.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.