Woman Seriously Injured in Holtsville Three Car Crash, Officials Report


SCPD: Several victims were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital after LIE-based accident.

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SCPD are investigating a three-car crash in Holtsville.

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Holtsville, NY - June 22, 2018 - Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a three car crash that seriously injured a woman on Thursday, June 21 in Holtsville.
Richard Sougstad was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram eastbound on the Long Island Expressway, approximately 1000 feet west of exit 63, when he attempted to change lanes and crashed into a 2003 Hyundai Sonata driven by John Capuano, at approximately 7:15 p.m. The crash caused the Dodge to overturn. The Hyundai then struck a 1998 Nissan Maxima driven by John Capuano’s son, Christopher Capuano. Christopher then drove the Maxima to a parking lot at a nearby hotel.
Linda Capuano, 54, of Astoria, Queens, a passenger in the Hyundai, suffered serious injuries. Her husband John Capuano, 53, also of Astoria, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Richard Sougstad, 33, of Coram sustained non-life-threatening injuries. A 2-year-old female passenger in the Dodge sustained minor injuries. All of the victims were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital. Christopher Capuano, 31, of Medford, was not injured.
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.