For Immediate Release
Monday, August 12, 2019
Incident: Teenage Bicyclist Critically Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Northbound Jerusalem Hollow Road at Beaver Spur, Moriches
Date/Time: Monday, August 12, 2019 at approximately 6:05 a.m

Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that critically injured a teenage bicyclist in Moriches this morning.


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, at approximately 6:05 a.m.


Pesantez, 14, of 81-17 Beaver Spur, 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.

Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 19-425262
Suffolk County Police Department

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