Major Three Car Crash Expressway Drive South And Walt Whitman Road in Melville
Suffolk County Second Squad detectives are investigating a three car crash that seriously injured a woman Friday November 3, 2017 and were assisted by the Melville Fire department.
Travis Jones was driving a 2003 GMC Yukon eastbound on the Long Island Expressway (LIE) South Service Road when his car struck a 2015 Nissan Altima at approximately 12:20 p.m. in Melville, New York. The driver of the Altima, Ashley Trickett, was traveling southbound on Walt Whitman Road and made a left hand turn onto the LIE South Service Road, when the collision occurred. The Altima then struck a 2016 Toyota Corolla being operated by Michelle Lee who was in front of the Altima and had also been traveling southbound on Walt Whitman Road before she made a left onto the LIE South Service Road.
Trickett, 30, of Levittown, New York, was transported to Nassau University Medical Center where she was treated for serious injuries. Lee, 25, of Allendale, New Jersey, was transported to Plainview Hospital for minor injuries treated and released
Jones, 30, of Freeport, was not injured. His wife, Devona Sheppard, 27, and his four children, a 9-year-old girl, 8-year-old girl, 4-year-old boy, and a 2-year-old girl, were transported to Nassau University Medical Center where they were treated for minor injuries and released.
The Melville Fire Department responded to this three-vehicle crash that injured eight people, one seriously, on Walt Whitman Road and the South Service Road on Friday, November 3, 2017 at about 12:25 p.m. Among the injured were a family of six, a mom, dad and four young children. Seven victims were transported to the Nassau County Medical Center by Melville and East Farmingdale fire department ambulances. An eighth patient was taken to Plainview Hospital by Plainview fire department ambulance. Also assisting was the Dix Hills Fire Department at the scene, and the Huntington Manor Fire Department and Huntington Community First Aid Squad for standby coverage. The Melville Fire Department dispatched four ambulances, a heavy rescue truck, an engine, paramedic unit and fire police, under the direction of Chief Jason Bernfeld and Assistant Chief David Kaplan.
The investigation is continuing and all three cars were impounded for safety checks.
Story by Steve Silverman, Melville Fire Department Photos