Cops: Two teens seriously injured in Orient ATV crash

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07/17/2013 9:27 AM |

Two teenagers suffered severe injuries, with one youth airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, after an all-terrain vehicle crashed into a parked car on Village Lane in Orient shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday, Southold Police said.

Police believe four teens were riding on two ATV’s when the crash occurred. The second ATV was not involved in the collision.
Responding to an accident call, police reported finding Danielle Zurek, 18, of Greenport, pinned on the back of a Yamaha ATV she was driving. A passenger, Charles Donarummo, 15, of East Marion was lying in the roadway. Neither was wearing a helmet, police said.

The Orient and East Marion Fire Department rescue squads brought both to Eastern Long Island Hospital, where Ms. Zurek was taken by medivac helicopter to Stony Brook.

The four youths began their ride in Greenport, police said. The vehicles are not licensed for street operation. The ATV involved in the crash was impounded.

Southold Police detective division is continuing the investigation.