Teenage Bicyclist Critically Injured in Moriches Motor Vehicle Crash


Stephanie Pesantez, 14, is currently being treated at Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that critically injured a teenage bicyclist in Moriches.
Stephanie Pesantez was riding a bicycle westbound on Beaver Spur when she entered the northbound lane of Jerusalem Hollow Road and collided with a 2013 Ford F-150, driven by Jason Demme.
Pesantez, 14, was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue and later transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition. Demme, 48, and his male passenger, were not injured.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.