Cops: Alcohol may have played role in teen car crash

MORICHES - Police say alcohol may have played a role in an accident that injured two teenage girls in Moriches last night. According to detectives, the accident happened at around 7:15 p.m. when 17-year-old Kelly Semon, of Patchogue, was heading home with her 17-year-old friend, Rebecca Henderson, from Medford. Police say Semon was driving a 1997 Jeep Wrangler westbound on Sunrise Highway near exit 59 when she lost control, crossed the median and flipped over multiple times. The car ended up in front of oncoming traffic on the eastbound side. Both teens were ejected from the car. Cops say when they arrived, they found alcohol at the crash site. Police are still trying to determine if it came from inside the vehicle. Deputy Sheriff Sgt. John Rung, of the Suffolk Sheriff's Office, says based on statements from Henderson, alcohol may have played a role in the crash. Police are also investigating if Semon was speeding. They say neither girl was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.Semon was rushed to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, where she is now listed in stable condition. Henderson was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center. Her condition is unknown.

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